Malvasia

Malvasia (mălvəsēˈə) [key] or Monemvasía môˌnĕmväsēˈä, village, S Greece, in the Peloponnesus, on a rocky island joined to the mainland by a mole. In the Middle Ages it was a fortress and an important commercial port, exporting Malvasian or malmsey wine, a type now made in many places. It was (1821) the seat of the first Greek national assembly.

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