Malvasia di Bosa DOC is a white wine from the central part of the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna). The DOC dates from 1972. It is one of Sardinia’s most sought after Malvasia-based wines (the ‘Malvasia Sarda’ in this case), especially in its pale golden secco version (Burton Anderson: 1990, p.292).
Production zone: In west central Sardinia, from ‘along the coast south of Bosa…the often steep Planargia hills with its volcanic soil of calcareous clay and mild climate…concentrated [wines] from low yields,’ says Burton Anderson (1990: p.290).
Communes: Magomadas. | Modolo. | Tresnuraghes. Also 3 more townships in Nuoro and Oristano provinces.
Malvasia di Bosa DOC Secco: A dry aperitif wine. Flavours of dried hazlenuts and green olives (Burton Anderson (1990, p.292).
Malvasia di Bosa DOC Dolce naturale: A sweet aperitif wine.
Malvasia di Bosa DOC Liquoroso secco Dry fortified white.
Malvasia di Bosa DOCLiquoroso dolce naturale Sweet fortified white.
Flor wines: Some prodcers leave the wines not fully topped up in barrel in order to develop a veil of ‘flor’ in a similar way to the wines of Vernaccia di Oristano DOC.