||Third decade of September.
||Medium or medium-high, generally present at the level of the early branches.
|Areas of cultivation
||The Malvasia Bianca grape variety is found mainly in southern Italy where it is usually vinified together with other varieties. In Puglia it is mainly found in the composition of doc Leverano, where it is the main vine for four distinct types of wine. It is in fact 85% in Leverano doc Malvasia, in White, in Passito and in late Harvest. In Calabria, Malvasia Bianca is present up to 50% in Bivongi Bianco, a doc of the province of Reggio Calabria, and is also present in San Vito di Luzzi Bianco.
||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 by the name of the city from 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.
||Leaf: medium-large, pentagonal, eptalobata; Flaps often, with a bulging surface, sometimes a bit rippled and often with depressions at the base of the major ribs; Of dark green color with green ribs (rarely rose to the petiole point); Plan profile; Teeth pronounced on straight margins; Closed petiole breast or slightly overlapping edges, V or lira; Upper lateral sinuses are deep, in lira with superimposed edges; Bottom page with glabrous ribbons (short hairs).
Bunch: medium-large, rather elongated; Cylindrical cone with 2-3 wings, generally compact; Peduncle short and robust, green.
Acino: large, from spheroidal to ellipsoidal (long diameter / diameter equation = 1.03); Pruinous peel, medium thick but consistent, greenish yellow, which becomes golden or even amber when well exposed to the sun; Pulp quite consistent and adhering to grapes; Flavor intensely aromatic, muscat, very pleasing; Detachment of the acinar from the difficult pediment.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||It produces a slightly sour wine, not particularly aromatic and fresh. It is present in several DOCs in Southern Italy.
||Resistance to parasites and other adversities: generally less susceptible to adversity and illness, except for a modest tolerance to oriosis; Clearly less susceptible to white mold to mold and rotting, despite the just as compact bunch, partly thanks to thick and durable skin. The grape keeps healthy for a long time on the plant, the grape is well adhering to the pedicle.