The Malvasia di Bosa PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Spumante and Passito.
The production area of Malvasia di Bosa PDO is within parts of the territory of the municipalities of Bosa, Suni, Tinnura, Flussio, Magomadas, Tresnuraghes and Modolo in the Province of Oristano, in the Sardinia region.
White (incl. Riserva), Spumante, Passito: max. 95% Malvasia di Sardegna, pure or with the addition of grape berries similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 5%.
Description of product typologies
Malvasia di Bosa PDO Bianco (“Amabile” - Semi-Sweet or “Dolce” - Sweet) has a straw or golden-yellow colour, varying in intensity; the nose opens with complex fragrances of ripe white fruity notes and floral sensations, blending with traces of antique wood, dried fruit and balsamic hints; it is dry and smooth on the palate, with a background of almond and roasted hazelnuts. It can display Riserva on the label if the wine has undergone a minimum aging period of 2 years, of which at least 1 year in wooden barrels, commencing November 1st of the year in which the grapes were produced. Malvasia di Bosa PDO Spumante has a straw-yellow colour, with fine and persistent perlage; the nose is characteristic of the grapes, with aromatic notes and hints of white fruit and fresh flowers; it is sweet on the palate, with significant freshness and a pleasant aromatic note. Malvasia di Bosa PDO Passito is amber in colour, varying in intensity; the nose is complex, with intense aromas of ripe fruit and marmalade and sensations of dried apricot; it is embracing and mellow on the palate, with an almondy finish. For Malvasia di Bosa PDO Passito wines the grapes may be dried in suitable environments and partial dehydration in special temperature-controlled rooms or with forced air is permitted. Malvasia di Bosa PDO Amabile or Dolce wines can be made available for consumption from March 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced; Malvasia di Bosa PDO Spumante can be put on the market from November 1st of the year in which the grapes were produced; Malvasia di Bosa PDO Passito cannot be made available for consumption before April 1st of the year following that of the grape harvest.
The Malvasia di Bosa PDO designation can be followed by Vigna (Vineyard) with the relative toponym.The geographic name Sardegna (Sardinia) may precede the Malvasia di Bosa PDO designation, according to ministerial decree.