Malvasija Dubrovacka

pronounced: mal-va-sia du-bro-vatch-ka
Also called: Malvasia delle Lipari, Malvasia di Sardegna, Malvasia de Sitges

It was long considered a native variety of the Dubrovnik region but recent scientific research has recognized that Malvasija Dubrovacka is a member of a large Mediterranean Malvasia family, which can also be found in several more countries such as Italy and Spain. In Croatia it has been proved to be one of the oldest varieties since its name was mentioned in 14th-century documents from the Dubrovnik Republic. Its crop growing today has been confined to a narrow area of the Dubrovnik and Konavli. Due to its form, featuring a loose cluster and thick grape skin, it is suitable for the production of traditional Prosek – sweet wine made of semi-dried grapes.
It easily accumulates a high sugar content, therefore sweet wines from Malvasija are at the same time very sweet and very strong. Aromas are attractive, from honey tones, over candied citrus, liqueur admixtures to dried figs and walnuts.

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2 thoughts on “Malvasija Dubrovacka

  1. Vincent Bircumshaw says:

    Had great night in your wine bar in Dubrovnik tonight the barman was very informative about your wines and history of the grape varieties. Cheers Vinnie and carolyn.

    1. croatianwines says:

      Dear Vinnie & Carolyn,

      Sorry for a late response, unfortunately I was not able to replay to your kind message. I?m very glad that you enjoyed in Dubrovnik. My apologies one more time. I wish you all the best in 2016. Cheers Aleksandar

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