Ulysses Shiraz
2005
General Description:

Dedicated to the cleverest hero in ancient Greek Mythology, Ulysses is Marsovin’s first Gozitan Shiraz, produced entirely from hand picked grapes harvested in family owned vineyards in Gozo. These vineyards are found in the vicinity of the picturesque Xaghra Valley in Gozo, a stone throw away from Calypso’s cave where Ulysses was believed to have lived for 7 years with the nymph Calypso after being shipwrecked on the island.

Grape Varieties: Shiraz
The Vineyard & Training Systems

Selected farmer's vineyards in Xaghra. Vertical trellis system, Cordon pruning and controlled drip irrigation for Shiraz.

Yield, Harvest & Vintage Conditions

Hand harvested on 31/08/2005.

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: 2009-2010
Food Matches

Peppered steak, spicy ribs, Marinated lamb shanks.

Tasting Notes:

Produced entirely from hand picked grapes harvested in family owned vineyards in Gozo, this full bodied ruby red wine is very delicate on the palate, with soft tannins and soft fruity aromas reminiscent of raspberries and plums.

 
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