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Malvasia Istriana

International Varieties: Chardonnay   Gewürztraminer   Muscat   Pinot Gris   Riesling   Sauvignon Blanc

Major Varieties:   Airén    Chenin Blanc    Grüner Veltliner    Müller-Thurgau    Pinot Blanc    Sémillon    Silvaner    Trebbiano    Viognier

Regional Varieties:   Albariño    Aligoté    Amigne    Arneis    Chasselas    Colombard    Cortese    Fiano    Grechetto    Grenache Blanc    Malvasia Istriana    Marsanne    Muscadelle    Muscat of Alexandria    Ortega    Palomino    Parellada    Petite Arvine    Prosecco    Rieslaner    Roussanne    Savagnin    Scheurebe    Seyval Blanc    Tocai Friulano    Torrontés    Vermentino    Welschriesling

The most well-known of the Malvasia varieties, Malvasia Istriana is most prominent in the Collio DOC and Isonzo DOC. Originally from Greece, the grape is no longer widely planted there, but cuttings brought to Italy have traditionally made good wines. Collio is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the northeast of Italy. Isonzo is located in the same place, and both use Malvasia Istriana as a varietal. The Colli Piacentini region of Emilia-Romagna (northwest Italy) uses the grape for sparkling wines.