Malvasia has a rich and complex aroma: a wide range of flowers (acacia rose, freesia, lavender), fruits (peach, more or less ripe apricot, tropical fruits - citrus) and herbal notes. Lunaria Ancestral wines are 'living wines' (unfiltered and without added sulphites), which means that they evolve over time, both in terms of taste and aroma. This wine is also orange. PetNat, derived from the almost extinct French Petillant Naturel. A relatively rustic method of sparkling wine production in which the must is fermented with sugar and yeast directly in the bottle. There's always something wild about PetNat.
Pairs well with: ideal as an aperitif, fish and vegetarian dishes.
Grape variety: 100% Malvasia
The Malvasia variety has a unique story. It is named after the Greek city "Monemvasia", which means "Only one door" because the harbour citadel had only one access road. At the beginning of the 15th century, the Venetians took over the Peloponnese and began to import this wine. It eventually became the most important wine in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century.
Conté Giuseppe Di Rovasenda (1824-1913) in his "Essay on the Universality of Ampelography "states that, "For me only these fragrant grapes, which taste like sour Moscato, can be called Malvasia."
The best way to store a bottle is upright, with the lees settling at the bottom of the bottle. How this wine is served is a personal taste. It is usually poured slowly into the glass without any lees.