Definition of Malvasia in English:

Malvasia

noun

  • A variety of grape used to make white and red wines, especially in Italy.

    • ‘Orvieto, as a wine, comes from the grapes of the Procanico, Verdello, Malvasia, Grechetto and Drupeggio varieties.’
    • ‘Fruity and headily aromatic, Malvasia makes memorable dessert wines, and may be best known in modern times as Malmsey, the English-accented moniker that the British gave it in Madeira.’
    • ‘I dreamed of tasting a white made from the Malvasia, Trebbiano or Ortrugo grapes.’
    • ‘He ripped these vineyards out and planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malvasia, and Semillon.’
    • ‘When made into dry white wine, Malvasia grapes can produce wines full in body with fragrant aromas.’

Origin

Italian form of the place name Monemvasia, in the Peloponnese (see malmsey).

Pronunciation:

Malvasia

/malˈvāZHə/