Marnisi estate in Marsaxlokk. 8.1 hectares of land under vine. Shallow terrarossa soil. Vertical trellis system with guyot training for Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and replacement cane pruning for Cabernet Franc. Controlled drip irrigation 6,250 vines per hectare.
8,365 kg of grapes harvested.
Yield: 46.9 hectolitres per hectare.
Merlot hand harvested on 20/08/2002. Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc hand harvested from 28/08/2002 till 29/08/2002.
The 2002 vintage was characterised by an exceptionally dry winter. The temperature during summer, especially at night, was mild when compared to previous years.
Destemming, 18 days maceration, temperature controlled fermentation. 12 months maturation in new french oak barrels
Roast chicken or with spice and coconut
Antonin is a medium bodied red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc varieties. Full fruit flavours of ripe blackberries, cherries and blueberries make this wine very enjoyable in its youth while the backbone and structure provide it with ample ageing potential.