Climate Change and Maltese Wine

Climate Change and Maltese Wine

New research from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Harvard University has found that climate change has caused earlier grape harvests in France and other European countries over the last 30 years. Grapes in France are now being picked two weeks sooner on average than they were in the past. Each degree Celsius of…

A Chapter On Maltese Vermentino

A Chapter On Maltese Vermentino

Ten years ago, we had a hard time even spelling Vermentino. Yet today it’s one of the most promising white wine grapes in Malta. I can hardly believe that I didn’t even give Vermentino as much as a mention or a footnote in my guide to the wines of Malta at the time. I wasn’t…

Delicata Pruning Seminars

Delicata Pruning Seminars

Over 150 of Delicata’s grape growers have recently attended three seminars held in the company’s wine cellars and on Gozo to learn more about winter pruning methods and vineyard sanitation techniques, all of which fall under Delicata’s ongoing sustainable viticultural programme. The main topics lectured on by Delicata’s viticultural experts focused on many of the…

Over 380 grape growers, one exceptional harvest.

Over 380 grape growers, one exceptional harvest.

The very last grapes to be pressed this year by Delicata rolled into the winery by the crate-full last week, exactly seven weeks after the 2013 harvest started on 2nd August. It has been one exceptional harvest as one can see from the photo reportage picturing this year’s harvest by Malta’s most awarded winery day-by-day.…

The Perfect Shade of Pink

The Perfect Shade of Pink

Last week the very first hand-picked Malta-grown Syrah grapes from the 2013 vintage rolled into the Delicata winery. Syrah or Shiraz is one of Malta’s most widely grown international black-skinned grape varieties. However, they were not destined for the making of red wine as one would expect but for the vinification of pink wine. In…