Astarte
classification

DOK Malta – Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata

varietal/s
Vermentino of Malta
tasting notes

Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

vintage report

The 2017 harvest was one of the most advanced (early ripening of grapes) in recent years, with the vintage being characterized by a very hot summer with practically no rains. The white grapes resisted the very warm temperatures without much problems expressing very good quality, while the relief irrigations favored the red grape varieties, resulting in an excellent phenolic ripeness.

product information

The name ‘Astarte’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of fertility worshipped in Malta during the Punic period.

The Astarte was first released in 2007

varietal/s
Vermentino of Malta
tasting notes

Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

vintage report

This vintage was characterized by the very little rainfall. Temperatures were in line with seasonal averages, except for winter which was slightly warmer. Due to the high temperatures in January and February sprouts occurred slightly earlier than in the previous year. Because of the little rain and excessive heat on the island, the grapes matured in advance but despite this, we have obtained good productions for all the varieties in our vineyards. Having invested a lot of time in the vineyard, managing the foliage of the plants and maximizing the water in the soil, we have achieved some very good wines, which despite the warm weather, all in all, are very fresh, well balanced characterized by lively aromas in the whites and deep intense colors in the reds.

product information

The name ‘Astarte’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of fertility worshipped in Malta during the Punic period.

The Astarte was first released in 2007

varietal/s
Vermentino of Malta
tasting notes

Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

vintage report

This vintage was characterized by a very wet winter, which has helped have a good water retention in the soil to guarantee regular sprouting. The spring temperatures have been similar to the seasonal averages and this has favored a normal succession of vegetation growth. In summer maturation was slow and has continued throughout the month of August and compared to the previous there has been a slight drop in yield. All this is expressed through wines which are particularly rich in aromas with classic olfactory notes that remind us of their territory, elegance and a long finish on the palate.

product information

The name ‘Astarte’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of fertility worshipped in Malta during the Punic period.

The Astarte was first released in 2007 (vintage 2006)

Available in 750ml.

varietal/s
Vermentino of Malta
tasting notes

Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

vintage report

This vintage confirmed all those weather conditions that characterize the atmosphere of our small Mediterranean island. Precipitation and temperatures have gone hand in hand respecting the seasonal average. This has resulted in a regular and uniform shooting of the plants in the spring, which subsequently allowed a balanced vegetative growth during the entire season. There has been an increase in production over the previous years and a slower maturation over a longer period of time. These ideal conditions surrounded by the presence of the sea have confirmed expectations that are expressed through fresh and well balanced wines, characterized by a lively aromatic bouquet.

product information

The name ‘Astarte’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of fertility worshipped in Malta during the Punic period.

The Astarte was first released in 2007 (vintage 2006)

Available in 750ml.

varietal/s
Vermentino of Malta
tasting notes

Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

vintage report

Winter recorded normal temperature and rainfall levels. Budburst started during the first week of March and shoot development progressed evenly throughout the season. The slow, constant ripening of the grapes produced wines with a distinct varietal character.

product information

The name ‘Astarte’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of fertility worshipped in Malta during the Punic period.

The Astarte was first released in 2007 (vintage 2006)

Available in 750ml.

varietal/s
Vermentino of Malta
tasting notes

Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

vintage report

Although winter temperatures were colder than normal, rainfall was average. The slightly larger bunches than normal were offset by an earlier ripening of the grapes. This vintage demonstrated that, despite the warm microclimate, grapes can achieve an optimal ripening level – bouquet-wise and palate-wise, thanks to the vineyard’s proximity to the sea.

product information

The name ‘Astarte’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of fertility worshipped in Malta during the Punic period.

The Astarte was first released in 2007 (vintage 2006)

Available in 750ml.