The grape is the most sought after fruit of the Aeolian Islands. It is picked at an early stage to create dry wines with good acidity, with floral and aromatic herb notes. While it's picked at an advanced ripening stage and with a short withering time to create great sweet wines. Malvasia belongs to the aromatic wine variety and it is one of the numerous grown in Italy; it is spread exclusively in the Aeolian archipelago, most of all in Salina. This particular grape was probably imported on the island by the first Greek settlers between 588 and 577 B.C.