Capofaro Malvasia

Capofaro Malvasia

Malvasia Delle Lipari
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The Malvasia di Salina "Capofaro" of Tasca d’Almerita is an elegant, harmonious and balanced passito wine, which expresses the delicate characteristics of this ancient grape variety of Greek origin with delicate freshness and pleasant intensity of taste. Malvasia is a variety found in various clones in many Mediterranean countries. In the Aeolian Islands and in particular in Salina, it has been the most cultivated grape for centuries, the one that has best adapted to the hot and windy climate and poor volcanic soils. The wine gives aromas of orange blossom, yellow fruit, candied citrus peel and a persuasive sip, of great persistence. It is a perfect dessert wine to taste with small dry pastries.

The Passito "Capofaro" is produced by one of the most important and famous wineries in Sicily. The Tasca family has been involved in viticulture for over two centuries and in addition to the historic estate of Regaleari, which is located in the heart of Sicily, over the years it has expanded its business by purchasing other estates in various areas of the island: Tenuta Sallier de la Tour in Camporeale, Whitaker Foundation in Mozia, Tenuta Tascante on Etna and Capofaro in Salina. Tasca d’Almerita has contributed fundamentally to the renaissance of Sicilian wine, always focusing on quality and enhancing the island's native vines. The Salina vineyards are located on the extreme northeastern tip of the small island, in a sunny area and always exposed to the north and north winds, which guarantee an ideal climate for the ripening of the grapes and for drying.

"Capofaro" Malvasia di Salina is produced with grapes from the Tasca d’Almerita estate, located on the small island of the Aeolian archipelago. The vineyards are grown on soils of ancient volcanic origin, with exposure to the fresh winds from the northern quadrants. At the end of the harvest, the grapes are dried on the racks and then fermented in low temperature steel tanks for almost a month. Before bottling, the wine rests for 6 months in steel tanks. In the glass it is pale yellow with golden reflections. The bouquet opens on delicate aromas of white flowers and orange blossom, aromas of ripe yellow fruit, dehydrated apricot, raisins, candied citrus peel and light spicy hints. The sip is intense and fine, with soft and rich aromas, well balanced by a citrus freshness. The closure is long and persistent, with clear sapid sensations.