The introduction of the Malvasía variety in Spanish lands is owed to the Nomadic Arabs after their expeditions to the East. From Greece, more specifically in the Greek area of Monembasia, the stalks of the variety came to be planted in the province of Zamora, where they took root very efficiently.

With a semi-erect habit and medium-sized pentagonal leaves with light green lobes, main downy ribbing, large conical racemes with pyramid-shaped, large obovoid grapes with a yellowy green colour and fine skins. The delicate nature of the whole leads them to require a cold criomaceration to extract the fruitiness from the skins.