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.