Malvasia Bianca Lunga

Malvasia Bianca Lunga

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Grape variety Malvasia Bianca Lunga
Synonyms malvagia, malvasia del Chianti, malvasia di Toscana, sgranarella.
Grape colour White grape
Aromas Semi-Aromatic
Vigour Very good
Ripening From the third decade of September to October 15.
Productivity Abundant and constant.
Areas of cultivation It is very popular in Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria, but it is also found in Puglia, Sicily and other areas.
History The common name of the various vineyards is named Monembasia, a fortified Greek citadel of the ancient Byzantine empire from which sweet wines were identified in Venice with the name of the city since the Middle Ages. Malvasia Bianca Lunga is also known as Malvasia del Chianti as part of the famous Chianti cut that was developed in 1870 by Count Benito Ricasoli together with Sangiovese, Trebbiano and Canaiolo.
Ampelographic features Leaf: medium large or large, pentagonal, quinquelobata (sometimes eptalobata), petiole breast with closed limbs with overlapping edges; Upper side limbs closed on superimposed edges; Lower lateral limbs in closed or parallel limbs; Very marked lobes, bent slightly to the eaves; Corner at the top of the almost straight lobes; Flap slightly gutted, with smooth but bulky surface and somewhat wavy; Upper leaf glabra, greenish green bottle, medium bright, with green ribs; Lower side arachnid or lanugginos, of light gray to green color with a few root ribs at the base, with ribs of 1 ° -2 ° -3 ° protruding order; Side teeth, convex, wide-base. Bunch: large (20-25 cm long and sometimes more); Of a compact, elongated-pyramidal appearance, usually with two wings, visible, long or medium long (cm 4), semi-woody, hazel-colored, large, straw-strapy rasp. Acino: medium or small (diameter mm 11-13), spherical, of regular shape, uniform, persistent navel; Golden pebbled greenish pruinous peel, strong enough, but less resistant than that of "Trebbiano"; Juicy juicy, on average consistently; Neutral flavor or characteristic characteristic, pleasing; Medium-short pedicle (mm 5-7) of straw-yellow hazelnut color; Obvious look, a bit bigger than the "Trebbiano", verrucous, green; Short brush, light green, translucent, resistant to detachment.
Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety The wine obtained from the long white Malvasia grape is of straw yellow color. On the palate it is fresh, sour, aromatic.
Notes It is one of the classic vines that comes in the proportion of 5-12% in Chianti wine.

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