The region of Basilicata represents the arch of the boot that comprises the shape of Italy. Aglianico is the famed grape there but surprisingly they also make crisp and balanced white wine, thanks to the volcanic origin and elevation of the vineyards. The Malvasia grape is at home here though we still don’t really know where it was born. The prevailing theory is that the name derives from the Greek port of Monemvasia but it’s important to understand that there is no single grape called Malvasia; there are many versions. Nonetheless, the particular style that is Malvasia di Basilicata is delightful and distinct: honeyed, floral and lemony.
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