Capofaro Malvasia

Estate Capofaro

Capofaro Malvasia

Vintage 2019

Malvasia made the Tasca d’Almerita way.
From the “Anfiteatro” vineyard, 50 metres above sea level, where the soil is characterized by a loose, sandy texture originating from the degradation of ancient lava sediments. Despite its high porosity, the soil has good water retention. Limestone is absent and the reaction is sub acidic with a pH of 6.5.
The soil is generally poor in nutrients and organic matter and easily degrades due to its porous structure and the warm climate. To remedy this deficiency, leguminous green manuring is practised annually to enrich the soil with organic matter and nitrogen. There is, on the other hand, a healthy presence of micro-elements, fundamental for the quality of the grapes.
In the vineyard we try to ensure there is a large leaf area covering the bunches in order to prevent the grapes from being burned, thereby ensuring an ideal aroma. The espalier cultivation system is used in general, but in a small terrace we also find 240 plants cultivated as bushes. The new plots have intervals of 2 metres between the rows and 1 metre between the plants (5,000 plants/hectare). Guyot pruning is used, with very long shoots (12-14 buds) to favour the production of Malvasia, but also to compensate for the breakage of the shoots caused by the strong sea winds. The grapes generally ripen in the first ten days of September and slowly dehydrate, maintaining good acidity and a moderate alcohol content.
We appreciate the integrity of the fruit and rather than drying the grapes in the sun, we dry them in the shade to carry out the process of dehydration without losing the varietal notes contained in the delicate skin.

Grapes: Malvasia
Appellation: Sweet wine – Salina IGT
Production area: Capofaro Estate – Salina – Aeolian Islands – Sicily Vineyard: Anfiteatro
Age of vineyard: 2004
Elevation: 50 m s.l.m.
Exposure: North-East
Training system: espalier
Pruning system:
guyot
Vines per ha: 5.000
Yields per ha: 35 ql
Drying method: on racks
Harvest: September 12th
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 16°C
Duration of fermentation: 25 days
Malolactic fermentation: not carried out
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel
Alcohol content: 11% Vol.

awards

  • Event: Vini Buoni d'Italia
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2006
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2007
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Event: Guida Passiti d'Italia 2008 - Cucina&Vini
  • Year: 2008
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Sfere
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Event: Guida Passiti d'Italia 2009 - Cucina&Vini
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Sfere
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Event: Gran Palio dei Vini Passiti 2009 - Zola Pedrosa (BO)
  • Year: 2009
  • Prize or title conferred: 85,1 punti
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Event: L'Espresso - Guida Vini d'Italia
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: Vini d'Eccellenza
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2011
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino (95 punti)
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December) - Salina
  • Year: 2012
  • Prize or title conferred: 93/100 This made using fruit from one of the most beautiful spots on Earth
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani - di Luca Maroni
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: Miglior Vino (95 punti)
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2013
  • Prize or title conferred: 94 points
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 91 points
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Event: Robert Parker
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Event: Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2016
  • Year: 2016
  • Prize or title conferred: 97 punti
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Event: Buoni Vini d'Italia - Touring Editore
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: 4 Stelle
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Event: Bibenda
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Cinque Grappoli
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Event: I Vini di Veronelli - Guida Oro Veronelli
  • Year: 2017
  • Prize or title conferred: Super Tre Stelle
  • Vintage: 2015
Capofaro Malvasia