16th Delicata Classic Wine Festival Waves The Flag For Maltese Wine

16th Delicata Classic Wine Festival Waves The Flag For Maltese Wine

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Wine coins will be the common currency at this summer’s Delicata Classic Wine Festival, exchangeable for glasses of delightful wines. Each one of the four wine-and-joy filled evenings promises to be as magical as ever with a great line-up of wine, food and music. Organised by Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker, Malta’s greatest wine experience of the…

Delicata Lifelong Learning

Delicata Lifelong Learning

Winemaker and head of viticulture, Matthew Delicata accompanied the winery’s viticulturist Jonathan Falzon and vineyard hand John Grima on their second visit to the ‘Italian School of Vine Pruning’ founded by long-time viticulturists Marco Simonit and Pierpaolo Sirch. This time they participated in master classes about green pruning whereas in December the lessons delivered by…

The Labour of Green Pruning

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

A few weeks ago, I traded my office desk briefly for a shaded spot between Malta’s wonderfully green rows of blossoming vines and witnessed with great respect hard-working local grape growers green prune their vineyard. Although not always fully appreciated by lay persons, green pruning is a very important vineyard operation and an essential job…

Wine and Vitello Tonnato Revisited

If you were to take a culinary snapshot of Malta, apart from wine, tuna and capers would be some of the most likely local ingredients centred in the crosshairs of your viewfinder. Prepared together with fresh veal, they would make for a vanguard Maltese surf-and-turf dish local fishermen and farmers, chefs and sommeliers, and all…

Gold and Bronze for Delicata’s Topflight White Wines

Gold and Bronze for Delicata’s Topflight White Wines

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Their passion and craftsmanship earned Delicata, Malta’s most-awarded family of winemakers, two prestigious medals at The 2017 Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux, France, which is probably the longest running major international wine competition. Delicata’s Gran Cavalier Chardonnay won Gold whereas their Grand Vin de Hauteville Viognier earned a well-deserved Bronze. The two Delicata wines…