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.
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 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.
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.
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.
An aromatic mélange of lemon custard, apple pie and salted caramel intrigue your nose while crisp flavors of lemon rind, citrus zest and grapefruit delight your palate. Pair this wine with freshly shucked oysters on a warm summer’s day.
From the village of Sisan in southern Istria, this wine has enticing notes of lemon blossom, Mediterranean herbs and white peach in its bouquet. In the mouth crisp acidity accompanies flavors of lemon curd and Granny Smith apple. A clean finish invites you in for another sip.