MALVASIA DELLE LIPARI DOC
5% CORINTO NERO
Enjoy a glass of the sweet nectar of the Gods
Malvasia delle Lipari is a natural vino passito (wine made from partially raisined grapes) born of the tradition and winemaking skills on Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands.
The island’s sunshine plays a fundamental role in its production and the wine seems to absorb that heat as well as flavours of broom flowers and honey.
The volcanic landscape where the vines are planted gives the wines a clean freshness that balances its sweet honey-and-vanilla flavour beautifully.
IN THE VINEYARD
Volcanic soil, 100 m (330 feet) above sea level, on the island of Salina (Aeolian Islands).
Spurred cordon training.
The grapes are picked by hand in mid-September.
QUANTITY PER HECTARE
70-80 quintals (7000-8000 kg) per hectare.
IN THE WINERY
Vinification: the very healthy grapes are partially dried in the sun immediately after picking, hung on cannizzi, traditional cane trellises. Then they have a brief maceration at low temperatures to maximise extraction of the exotic aromas of the Malvasia grapes. The fermentation is at low temperatures. These highly prized grapes yield only 40% of their original juice!
Ageing: in stainless steel tanks for at least 8 months and then in bottle for at least 1 year.
Malvasia delle Lipari natural passito is a brilliant golden-yellow, with aromas of honey, vanilla and flowering broom. On the palate it is sweet and persistent but delicate, with excellent freshness.
IN ITALY AND WORLD-WIDE
Nothing great in this world has been achieved without passion (G.W.F. Hegel)
Here are the awards this label has won, the results of a profession we have been passionate about for five generations.
A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine (Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)
Malvasia delle Lipari is a dessert wine that pairs well with Sicilian sweets based on ricotta cheese, but seems born to have the typical almond cantucci biscuits of the Aeolian Islands dipped in it. It is also a great choice to accompany soft herby cheeses.