1919 is one of Marsovin's most interesting concepts within its range of D.O.K. Malta wines. 1919 is the year that Anthony Cassar and his brother George first started their merchant business in Qormi, Malta. It is with this in mind that Marsovin has dedicated a wine to this important year in the history of the Cassar family.
Marsovin has a long standing reputation as a winery that firmly supports the Maltese art scene. For decades now the family has sponsored many an artist. It is for this reason why Marsovin decided to create a brand which emphasises this relationship between Maltese art and the winery. The 1919 labels carry two different paintings every year that the wine is produced. These paintings are commissioned on a yearly basis for each vintage produced, the artist is given a brief to paint two paintings based on 'The Culture of Wine'. For this 2015 vintage Marsovin has commisioned renowned local artist, Mark Mallia.
Marsovin first started producing 1919 in 2005, from grapes harvested from family owned vineyards in Malta. For this 2014 vintage the white has been made from a reputable blend of Maltese grown Chardonnay grapes and indigenous white grape vatiety, Girgentina; whereas the red is produced from selected grapes of the indigenous Gellewza red variety. The harvested Gellewza bunches were laid down to dry in the sun for a number of days before being vinified resulting in a concentration of the Gellewza grape’s natural sugars, acidity and colour The production of this wine is strictly limited and each and every bottle is numbered which adds even further value to the wine.