Selected farmer's vineyards in Siggiewi, Mgarr and Burmarrad. Vertical trellis system, Cordon pruning and controlled drip irrigation for Cabernet & Shiraz, Alberello for Gellewza and replacement cane pruning.
Hand harvested on 29/08/2006.
The 2006 vintage, was characterised by slightly cooler and wetter conditions relative to previous years with lower than average mean temperatures throughout the year and beneficially high rainfall in the winter months. The resultant 2006 vintage wines are typified essentially by their intense fruity bouquet, good balance and velvety smooth tannins.
Destemming, days fermentation, temperature controlled fermentation
Mqarrun il-forn, stuffed pig's stomach, bruschetta with Maltese sausage
Moderate intensity with a medium ruby core and a light ruby rim.
Medium intense developing aromas of black currants, blackberries, soft spice, underlined by hints of minerality: stone and earthiness.
Very rounded, smooth with balanced acidity and ripe black fruit characteristics. Full bodied with smooth and velvety tannins, generous alcohol a lingering finish.
This wine is ready to drink now but can keep for another 2 years.