Malvasia di Candia Aromatica
Malvasia di Candia is a white grape variety of ancient Greek origin cultivated in several Italian territories, from the Oltrepò Pavese area to the hills of the Lazio region. Its aromatic variant is extraordinarily widespread in Emilia, in the provinces of Piacenza, Parma and Reggio Emilia, where it is often considered the white wine equivalent of Lambrusco. Its rich aromaticity is excellently expressed in both still and sparkling versions, whether sparkling or re-fermented in the bottle, and reaches its peak of intensity in the passito or late harvest versions. In addition to the most popular expressions, in the last few years small producers, tied to the territory and faithful to rural traditions, have reproposed still versions obtained with maceration on the skins, achieving surprising results.