This is a gorgeous Vin Santo with richly caramelized flavors and extraordinary smoothness, opulence and persistency. Its modern and round—there are no sharp points here—and absent are those resin or tar-like flavors you sometimes find. Instead this is an absolutely pure expression of caramel delight.
From the tiny island of Salina off the north coast of Sicily (where the Tasca family runs a beautiful boutique hotel called Capofaro), comes this excellent expression of Malvasia. This dessert wine shows exactly what this versatile white grape variety is built to do best: The bouquet is redolent of honey, golden vanilla cream, candied apricot and sweet almond marzipan.
This is made using fruit from one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, so it’s no wonder this dessert wine is so delicious. Sweet peach, honey and candied almond notes open the fragrant bouquet.
This beautiful Malvasia-based wine shows the beauty and good cheer of the island of Salina off the northern coast of Sicily. The wine is luminous and light but it also shows enormous purity of its honey, peach and apricot aromas. Pair it with foie gras or aged cheese.
Wines from the windswept vineyards of Colares, where vines are planted almost in the sand, are rare. This Malvasia is fascinating, a wine that has perfumes, a touch of spice and kumquat as well as smoky acidity. Much more than a curiosity.
Made with Malvasia grapes from the beautiful and rustic island of Salina (off the northern coast of Sicily), Capofaro’s luscious dessert wine is richly redolent of honey, dried banana, apricot and dried flowers. This is a gorgeous wine with syrupy but smooth density and tangy candied fruit flavors.
This passito dessert wine from the island of Lipari delivers a deep amber color, with bright aromas of resin, caramel, butterscotch, candied fruit, chestnut and honey. The mouthfeel is rich, syrupy and very sweet.