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. Marsovin commisions a local artist to create bespoke paintings to adorn the 1919 labels for each vintage released. For this 2017 vintage Marsovin has commisioned local artist, Victoria Tonna.
Marsovin first started producing 1919 in 2005, from grapes harvested from family owned vineyards in Malta. For this 2017 vintage the white has been made from a reputable blend of Maltese grown Chardonnay, the indigenous white grape vatiety- Girgentina and a touch of Moscato; whereas the red is produced from selected grapes of the indigenous Gellewza red variety. The harvested Gellewza bunches are 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 limited and each and every bottle is numbered which adds even more value to the wine.