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Grapes

Malvasia Fina

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Malvasia Fina, or Boal, as it is known on the island of Madeira is one of the four main grapes used in Madeira production. In table wines, full aromatics and alcohol are of note.

Primary Flavors

  • White Peach
  • Wild Flowers
  • Green Almond
  • Basil
  • Seashell

Taste Profile

Sweet

Medium-light Body

None Tannins

Medium-low Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Regional fare is the answer here: Grilled fish dishes, shellfish, salt cod or braised rabbit are all interesting avenues to explore.

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