Malvasia is from a group of wine grape varieties grown historically in the Mediterranean region, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and the island of Madeira. There are red and white Malvasia. It is now grown in a number of other regions. The grape was traditionally used almost exclusively for a sweet variety of Madeira. But there have been a small cadre of quality wines being made by smaller producers.
But I'd never had a sparkling Malvasia before, so I was intrigued.
Early Mountain Vineyards Pettilant Naturel 2018 was made from a white Malvasia grape. The nose exploded with peach cobbler, there were also notes of apricots and white currants and a hint of honey. The wine had big mouth feel, lovely fine bubbles, and a wonderful finish with a hint of zip to keep the wine refreshing rather than cloying. A lovely, lovely pet nat. Very pretty and very easy to drink.