The Malvasia Nera di Brindisi produces red wines of an intense ruby colour, and with distinct aromatic fragrances.
The numerous grape varieties named 'Malvasia' often share only the name, which is probably drawn from that of the Greek harbour of Monemvasia, from which a great deal of sought-after sweet wines left to be exported in the whole Mediterranean area. The Venetians used the name 'Malvasia' to indicate, on a first moment, these sweet wines coming from the eastern regions of the Mediterranean Sea and, afterwards, also the shops in Venice, where this drink was consumed. The Malvasia Nera di Brindisi (Black Malvasia of Brindisi) is, with high probability, a grape variety coming from Greece and the Aegean Islands; the variety has a good strength and a medium and constant productivity. It prefers quite expanded training systems and medium-long prunings, yet it also adapts to those shorter.
The variety presents a shoot with expanded and fluffy apex. The leaf is big, pentagonal in shape, with five lobes often with dark green, smooth limbs, and with little tomentum. The medium-sized bunch is trunk-cone shaped and with not very evident wings. The spheroid grapes are of medium size, with consistent pruinose black-violet skin, fleshy pulp and medium flavour. The ripening generally occurs in mid September. The Malvasia Nera di Brindisi generally produces red wines of an intense ruby colour, with violet reflexes, and with distinct aromatic fragrances and smells of fruit, such as pomegranate and raspberry. The wines have a good structure, with a good alcoholic level and a quite good sapidity, with a never elevated acidity. If blended with the Negroamaro and without vinasses, it can produce excellent rose wines.
Added the 03 May 2009 in Who we are