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Italian Malbec: the greatest accident

Posted by Jürgen Karwig 23/06/2016 0 Comment(s)

We've just brought in a brand new vintage of Italian Malbec, and we're delighted to have such a unique product, but we may never have had such an interesing product if only the right vines were sourced!

It was founded in the 1950's by Count Loredan Gasparini, a man with such a passion for wine that he planted the first red grapes in the region. The story was he wanted to create a Bordeaux wine in Italy so he had brought over 4 vines from France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc. Merlot and Petit Verdot....Only Petit Verdot turned out to be Malbec!

It was not a problem as the 4 grapes now enter a blend into their award winning 'Capo di Stato' (Head of State). Named after Charles De Gaulle, the former French 'Head of State', who was one of the wines first fans, and thought he had been drinking a French wine upon first taste!

So now for the second year in a row, we have 100% Italian Malbec, which has been cultivated for over 50 years. The Malbec grape makes a wine of intense colour, rich with hints of red fruit and a delicate spicy note. Perfect on its own, with fried food or red meat. Enjoy!