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2007 Cantine Colosi Malvasia delle Lipari Passito di Salina, Sicily, Italy

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Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $32   From: $19   To: $54

Score: 88  
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
88/100  
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Price History for 2007 Cantine Colosi Malvasia delle Lipari Passito di Salina, Sicily, Italy
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Grape Variety

Malvasia is an ancient family of grapes that includes a diverse collection of noble varieties. These grapes are capable of producing wine of any feasible color in dry, sparkling and sweet styles. There are dozens of regional synonyms for and sub-varieties of Malvasia, painting the picture of a well-traveled family that has adapted to numerous environments. In the 21st Century, Malvasia is produced in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia and the United States.

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Region
  • Malvasia delle Lipari is an Italian wine DOC for Malvasia-based wines produced on the Aeolian Islands, the volcanic archipelago off the north-eastern coast of Sicily.  The title covers white wines made from Malvasia Bianca, sometimes with a dash of dark-skinned Corinto Nero.

    The Lipari after which the DOC is named is the largest of the eight Aeolian Islands, and the most viticulturally productive. With roughly 11,000 permanent residents, it is also the only one to have a population of any significant size, and thus a workforce to turn the island's grapes into wine. Its neighbors ...more

  • Sicily is Italy's southernmost region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. Although once famous for sweet Muscats (see Pantelleria), and lat...more


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