Dubrovacka Malvasija Name
The name Dubrovačka Malvasija suggests thus wine is indigenous to Croatia, but this is not the case. Even though it has been grown in the Dubrovnik area for over six centuries, it is believed that it originated in Greece and then spread to Italy, Spain and Croatia. It can now be found in almost every Mediterranean country that cultivates vineyards. Malvasia di Lipari, Nalvesia di Dardegna, Malvasia di Sitges and Greco di Gerace are names that boosted the popularity of this wine.
Dubrovacka Malvazija Grape
Connection with Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik Republic)
Records dating back to 1424 in the republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) show that Dubrovačka Malvasija was protected which is why it is believed that it originated from this region. This white variety is found primarily in Konavle (Konavle Valley), a suburb of Dubrovnik as it has the largest number of vineyards and winegrowers.
Even though it was feared at one point that it would become extinct, determined winemakers focused their attention on its cultivation, now producing dry fresh wines as well as sweet Prošek wines, a true Dalmatian specialty.
Dubrovacka Malvazija Vineyards in Konavle Croatia
Dubrovnik Malvasia is a rather sensitive grape variety, bearing fruit in small quantities, late in the year, Central and South Dalmatia have the most favorable climates for its cultivation. Typical Dubrovacka Malvazija is a dry wine with a fruity taste, high alcohol content with a golden yellow color. It is recommended to be served with salt or freshwater fish and with meat.
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