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The bunch is almost cylindrical in shape or slightly branched, with a long robust stalk.
The round berries are straw-yellow, tinged with gold, turning bronze when fully ripe.
The rather soft pulp is acidulous and sugary.
This variety is one of the oldest found in the Motta countryside where it arrived directly from Greece (Peloponnesus), brought by the Venetians returning from the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204).
The Venetians distributed this grape widely, also taking it to Dalmatia, Istria, France, Spain and even the Canary Islands.
Today there are many types of Malvasia, but the orginal variety – the Istrian – is the one most common in the Venice region and is specific to the Treviso area.