The sweet dulce Spansih wine is very fruity and has an excellent balance between acidity and sugars. The taste of the fresh Muscatel grapes lingers long on the palate. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wine is 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C).
The liquorous licoroso has an unusually pleasant scent and taste of overripe Muscat grapes and it is velvet smooth, sweet as honey, but well-balanced thanks to the presence of delicate acidity. There is a slight bitterness to the finish and the aftertaste is both prolonged and almost soporific. Drink this Spanish wine for 42.8-46.4°F(6-8°C).
Malvasia wine is made in various types ranging from dry to honey sweet.
Malvasia seco is an outstanding aperitif that is dry, full-bodied, with considerable character. Its characteristic nose contains notes of hay, wild mint, and flowers. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wine is 50°F (10°C). Malvasia semi-dulce is very powerful and aromatic (hay, mint, apple) with a broad taste. The balance between alcohol, acidity, sugar, and slightly bitterness is good. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wine is 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).
Malvasia dulce is more concentrated than the semi- dulce possesses an exciting bouquet of roasted mocha coffee or cocoa. Drink it after dinner or at the end of a meal. Drink this Spanish wine at temperature 60.8°F (16°C) to room temperature, although some prefer it chilled.