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Monte delle Vigne "Callas" Malvasia '17

Emilia-Romagna

Monte delle Vigne "Callas" Malvasia '17

In every wine region across the world, there are a handful of producers that ask themselves, how can I make the best example of this grape possible?

Our friends at Monte delle Vigne, located just outside of Parma in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy have done that with the Malvasia grape varietal. Last month on our wine club we featured a Malvasia Frizzante, a wine that offered more pure enjoyment per ounce than any sparkling wine we can think of.

Now, things get “serious” with their Tre Bicchieri award winning still Malvasia called “Callas.” While we don’t love using the word serious with a wine this refreshing and delicious, we had to give props to the complexity of this wine. After all, it is THE best example of Malvasia di Candia that we have ever tried.

The high density vineyards of Monte delle Vigne and their position on the hillside that rise up from the Taro River, produce Malvasia of exceptional quality. “Callas” is produced from a selection of the best Malvasia grapes on the organically farmed estate. Vines have between 20 and 50 years of age, and the grapes are hand harvested, before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel for six months, with occasional stirring of the lees.

The resulting wine is an incredible aromatic and refreshing white. Notes of white peach, hawthorn, almond and herbs on the aromatic nose. On the palate it feels vibrant and refreshing, yet has weight and a very silky texture. At Monte delle Vigne you would likely be served a plate of incredible Prosciutto di Parma, Zibello Culatello and aged Parmigiano-Reggiano alongside. Pure heaven.

Perman

Italy

Details

Producer Monte delle Vigne
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Malvasia

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

1 / 5

Body

2 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

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