1919 Red
2005
General Description:

1919 wines are dedicated to the year Chev. Anthony Cassar, at the young age of 16, laid the foundations to the company that is better known today as Marsovin. 1919 also symbolises his family's faithful Commitment to the Arts, so much so that every year a different local artist will be chosen to create two paintings inspired by the emotions the wine emanates, to adorn the labels of this wine. Marsovin first started producing 1919 in 2004, from grapes harvested from family owned vineyards in Malta. The production of this wine is strictly limited and each and every bottle is numbered to authenticate its issue.

Grape Varieties: Merlot, Shiraz & Gellewza
The Vineyard & Training Systems

Vertical trellis system, Cordon pruning and controlled drip irrigation for Merlot & Shiraz, Alberello for Gellewza and replacement cane pruning.

Yield, Harvest & Vintage Conditions

Hand harvested from 23/08/2005 till 07/09/2005.

The 2005 vintage, similarly to the previous vintage, was characterised by typical Central Mediterranean winter climatic conditions and cool summer temperatures which led to a slow maturation process and late harvesting, giving deep red, well structured, balanced wines.

Vinification

Destemming, days fermentation, temperature controlled fermentation

Wine Analysis: Alcohol:13.5%
Peak Drinking: 2009
Food Matches

Bigilla, Maltese sausage and red cabbage

Tasting Notes:

Appearance

Medium intensity with a medium ruby core and a thin ruby rim.

Nose

Moderate developing aromas of a red fruit character: forest fruits, strawberries and cranberries, soft spice and a mineral earthy hint.

Palate

Soft acidity and medium body with a good level of tannins slightly rough around the edges distinguished by mineral nuances on the palate. Warm alcohol and a medium finish.

Conclusion

Drink now or keep for another year.