The Classic Collection is a range of single mono-varietal wines produced at the Delicata winery.
Each varietal wine is named after a Classic Italian composer such as Rossini, Donato, Gabrieli, Landini, Cavalli, Casella, Carissimi and Marenzio.
These wines were amongst the first mono-varietal wines in Malta and a stepping stone for the wine industry. When the vintage permits, they are made from hand-picked grapes grown in Malta and Gozo instead of various I.G.T. regions of Italy.
They are easy-drinking, unoaked wines with clear varietal characteristics. The range includes four dry whites, one dry pink, two medium-bodied reds and one sweet wine.
Classic Collection, Carissimi – Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Maltese Islands
This is Delicata’s classic, lighter styled mono-varietal red wine with an elegant, robust palate filled out entirely with the noble grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a firm, fruity red with ample flavours of cassis and red berries.
Classic Collection, Marenzio – Merlot IGT Maltese Islands
This is Delicata’s classic, lighter styled mono-varietal red wine with a soft, mellow, and soave palate filled out entirely with the noble grape variety Merlot. This easy drinking, soft red wine shows off true varietal characteristics.
Classic Collection, Casella – Moscato IGT Maltese Islands
A deliciously golden sweet rich concentrated wine that is the perfect accompaniment to most desserts. This opulent wine produced entirely from Moscato grapes has a wonderful marmaladey flavour with scents of honey and butterscotch.
Classic Collection, Rossini – Syrah Rosé IGT Maltese Islands
A fresh, fruit-packed pink wine made entirely from hand-picked Syrah grapes. This appealing dry rosé wine has a bright nose and a raspberry flavoured palate with a lovely candyfloss-like finish.
Classic Collection, Donato – Chardonnay
This is Delicata’s classic, lighter styled mono-varietal white wine with a crisp, flavoursome, fruity palate filled out entirely with the noble Chardonnay grape in a creamy, attractive style true to the typical hallmark of the variety.
Classic Collection, Cavalli – Sauvignon Blanc
This is Delicata’s classic, lighter styled mono-varietal white wine with a herbaceous nose and a crisp, fruity dry palate filled out with the Sauvignon Blanc variety in a deliciously refreshing, tangy style of this noble grape.
Classic Collection, Landini – Vermentino IGT Maltese Islands
This is Delicata’s classic, lighter styled mono-varietal white wine with a crisp, dry palate filled out with the Vermentino grape variety in a savoury style with citrus flavours, nettle characteristics and liquorice in the finish.
Classic Collection, Gabrieli – Pinot Grigio
This is Delicata’s classic, lighter styled mono-varietal white wine with a fruity, slightly floral nose and a crisp dry palate filled out with the Pinot Grigio grape variety in an easy drinking, elegant style.