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Marsovin Limited

Marsovin Limited
The Winery
Marsa, PLA2234, Malta
Tel: (+356) 2182 4918

Marsovin is the second oldest winery in Malta, founded in 1919. For the visitor to Malta Marsovin is often known as the readily available La Valette, but there is a lot more to Marsovin than that. They have a wide range of wines under six labels,
plus six premium quality single estate wines.Marsovin own five estates on the Maltese islands and the grapes from here are primarily for the single estate wines. The estates are located in different parts of Malta and Gozo and each one has been analysed in respect of soil, aspect and micro climate for grape variety suitablility.

Marsovin's Ghajn Rihana Estate
During the last ten years Marsovin has produced a limited edition flagship wine - Grand Maitre - which is produced from grapes from the Ghajn Rihana Estate. Marsovin is also the producer of Cassar de Malte, which is the only sparkling wine in Malta that is made by "methode traditionelle" (same method as Champagne) and undergoes the secondary fermentation in the bottle. Cassar de Malte is made purely from Chardonnay grapes grown at the Wardija Valley Estate.
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This sparkling wine is made in limited quantities and only about 500 cases are produced annually.
By prior appointment tours of the winery can be arranged. Usually the tours start with a presentation of the history of the company and wine making methods. Then there will be a visit to the cellar follwed by a tutored tasting of some of Marsovin's wines accompanied by a few nibbles.

A Typical tour from Marsovin - 2 Hours

Historical Explanation of Maltese Wine Culture
Brief talk and visit of our 400 year-old cellars
Production tour of Marsovin's Quality Sparkling wine, produced in
the Methode Traditionnelle
Tutored wine tasting of five different wines

5 Wines Served:

Cassar De Malte Estate Wine
The only Methode Traditionnelle produced on the Maltese islands, made with the chardonnay grape with citrus lemon fruits and complexities of yeast, biscuit and bread.

Antonin Blanc D.O.K. Gozo
An oak fermented Chardonnay produced from Ramla Valley estate in Gozo

Ulysses Shiraz D.O.K. Gozo
Produced from family vineyards in Gozo

Antonin Noir Estate Wine
A 12 month oak matured red wine dominant of the merlot grape from
Marnisi Estate with soft, mature high levels of tannin

Marnisi Estate Wine
A robust red wine expressive of terroir showing black fruits and
leather, animal complexities

Accompanied by Cheese Board, Galletti, dips & water. Duration approx 2 hours.