|Areas of cultivation
||Malbo Gentile is found on hillsides throughout Emilia-Romagna (in Italy) as it tends to do better at higher altitudes where acidity can be retained.
||The Malbo grape has strange origins, and is spread mainly in Emilia-Romagna. It has been re-evaluated in the latest times since the remarkable oenological qualities have been emphasized.
||Leaf: medium, pentagonal, trilobate or rarely whole; Slightly twisted flap; Petiole breast open to V, with parallel or slightly superimposed edges; Upper side veins open to V, sometimes narrow.
Bunch: large, pyramidal, elongated, winged with one or two wings, spatula.
Acino: medium, spheroidal; Pruinous peel, blue-black color; Flavor with a slight characteristic aroma.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||Sweet and dry red wines are produced from this variety as, showing flavors of blackberry and raspberry, rose-scented aromas and a deep-purple hue. The grapes' thick skins mean that tannins can sometimes be overwhelming, although this is usually countered with oak aging, which helps to soften wines before they are bottled.