Malvasia Capofaro

Malvasia grapes dried in the Tasca d’Almerita way. In the vineyard and in the winery, we seek to preserve the fruit and obtain the desired acidity and aroma, with a large leaf area covering the bunches, and with the slow dehydration of grapes well protected from the hot sun.

 
 
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Malvasia Capofaro
Malvasia Capofaro
Grapes:
Malvasia.
Appellation:
I.G.T. Salina - Malvasia.
Production area:
Capofaro estate – Salina – Aeolian islands.
Training system:
Espalier.
Pruning system:
Guyot.
Vines per Ha:
4,000.
Drying method:
Indoors.
Dry grapes yield per Ha:
30 ql.
Production method:
In stainless steel tank.
Fermentation temperature:
16°C.
Maceration:
25 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Not run.
Ageing:
6 months In stainless steel tanks. In bottle 4 months before release
Alcohol content:
10.50% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.53 - TA 7.50 g/l - RS 212 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Yellow with green reflections.

Bouquet:

Good aroma’s of apricots and dried grapes, candieds, lily’s and light notes of black pepper and citrus.

Taste:

Good balance between sweetness and acidity, pleasantly fresh. Citrus aftertaste of long persistence.
Year
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2016
I Vini di Veronelli
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Tre Stelle
2013
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2016
Robert Parker
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91 points
2014
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2013
Robert Parker
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94 / 100
2010
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2013
Luca Maroni - Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani
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Il miglior vino (95)
2011
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2012
Wine Enthusiast magazine, December 2012
Salina, isole Eolie
93/100 This is made using fruit from one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, so it's no wonder this dessert wine is so delicious. Sweet peach, honey and candied almond notes open the fragrant bouquet....
2010
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2011
Luca Maroni "Annuario dei migliori vini italiani"
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Miglior vino (95 punti)
2009
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2011
L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
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Vini dell’eccellenza
2009
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2009
Gran Palio dei Vini Passiti 2009
Zola Predosa (BO)
85.1 Punti
2008
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2009
Guida Oro Veronelli
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Super Tre Stelle
2007
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2009
Guida Passiti d'Italia 2009 - Cucina & Vini
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5 Sfere
2007
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2008
Guida Passiti d'Italia 2008 - Cucina & Vini
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5 Sfere
2006
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2007
Guida "I Vini di Veronelli" 2007
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Super Tre Stelle
2005
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2006
Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli
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Tre Stelle
2004
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2006
Vini Buoni d'Italia
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Tre Stelle
2004
 
 

MALVASIA

MALVASIA

Belonging to the group of aromatic grapes, it is one of the several Malvasia grapes cultivated in Italy, and it is present exclusively in the Aeolian archipelago, especially in Salina. It was probably imported on the island by the first Greek settlers between the year 588 and 577 B.C. and it likely owes its island acclimatization to its strong resistance to saltiness. It presents a five-lobed leaf of medium-size. The grape cluster is medium, with a straggly and lengthened cylindrical shape. The grape ranges from medium to small, it is round, with thin-skin and it is slightly pruinose. It acquires an intense golden yellow color when fully ripened.  It is the noblest fruit of the Aeolian Islands; if harvested early, it provides dry wines with good acidity, with hints of aromatic herbs and flowers. If harvested at late ripening and with a short drying, it provides excellent sweet wines.