Malta is perhaps best known for its big-bodied red wines, in addition to its refined and refreshing white wines. Some of the more popular reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. White wines that are popular include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. 

Malta also has two indigenous grape varieties — Gellewza and Ghirghentina.

The terroir here is predominantly comprised of limestone soil, in addition to a hot and dry climate.

Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker Ltd, more colloquially known as Delicata, is the most awarded winery of Malta located in the heart of the Mediterranean where Phoenicians grew grapes hundreds of years ago.

Meridiana Wine Estate is situated on a 19 hectare site which during the 2nd world war served as an airfield. The Marquis Piero Antinori of Tuscany helped Meridiana founder Mark Miceli Farrugia to complete this dream project.

1. Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine grape varietal of the grape vine species vitis vinifera.  It is the most widely grown red wine grape variety in the world, and its wines were recently ranked as the most searched and sought after in the world. It can form a full-bodied, complex, fruit forward and dry wine when vinified correctly. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape has received most of its notoriety from being grown in the Bordeaux region of France.  Traditionally speaking, these wines taste of he ... Read More

2. Merlot

Merlot is a black and blue grape variety that produces softer, medium to full bodied dry red wine. It is currently the most extensively planted red wine grape variety in the Bordeaux region of France and the second most widely planted and popular red wine grape variety in the United States – just behind Cabernet Sauvignon. Classically vinified to be a dry red wine, Merlot grapes can have dramatic differences in flavor depending on the type of climate they're grown in. Many wine regions famou ... Read More

4. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a white wine grape variety native to Burgundy, France. It's currently the most popular white wine grape varietal in the world and can have a diverse flavor profile depending where it's grown and if oak is used during the aging process. What Does Chardonnay Taste Like? There's no simple answer to this question. Chardonnay has one of the widest ranging tasting and aromatic profiles of any grape variety – both red and white. That's because the taste of Chardonnay is heavily influe ... Read More

5. Carignan

Carignan Wine & Grape Variety Characteristics Carignan (also known as Mazuelo and Cariñena) is a black, red wine grape variety that is grown throughout the world, but is often used as a blending grape variety in noteworthy Spanish wine regions like DOCa Rioja and DOQ Priorat.  Carignan is believed to be native to Aragon, Spain.  However, it wasn't until it gained notoriety in Algeria hat it began to be exported in bulk to France.  Ultimately, French winemakers in Southern France beg ... Read More

7. Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine grape variety that is most often used to produce dry white wines. Light and refreshing, its unique in that its flavor sets it apart from most other white wine grape varieties. Although climate and terroir for Sauvignon grown throughout the world can have a huge impact on flavor, there are some general commonalities. Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes are most commonly associated with tropical, tree and citrus fruit. Specifically, flavor nuances of dates, papaya, me ... Read More

1. Crisp Whites

2. Dry Red Wines

3. Dry White Wines

4. Red Blends

5. Robust Reds

6. White Blends

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