Bel
classification

DOK Malta – Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata

varietal/s
syrah of Malta
tasting notes

Bel has a ruby-red colour with a purple rim; aromas of ripe berry fruits with hints of spices; and a complex, cherry-blackberry flavour with an enduring 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 ‘Bel’ recalls the Phoenician god of fertility worshipped under various names throughout the Punic world.

The Bel was first released in 1997 (vintage 1996)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.

varietal/s
Syrah of Malta
tasting notes

Bel has a ruby-red colour with a purple rim; aromas of ripe berry fruits with hints of spices; and a complex, cherry-blackberry flavour with an enduring 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 ‘Bel’ recalls the Phoenician god of fertility worshipped under various names throughout the Punic world.

The Bel was first released in 1997 (vintage 1996)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.

varietal/s
Syrah of Malta
tasting notes

Bel has a ruby-red colour with a purple rim; aromas of ripe berry fruits with hints of spices; and a complex, cherry-blackberry flavour with an enduring finish.

vintage report

Winter weather was relatively mild with a slightly higher rainfall than usual. The resulting moisture reserves in the soil promoted  a balanced budburst and a regular vegetative growth pattern. Summer weather and sunshine enabled a normal ripening of grapes and the production of aromatic wines and satisfactory tannin content.

product information

The name ‘Bel’ recalls the Phoenician god of fertility worshipped under various names throughout the Punic world.

The Bel was first released in 1997 (vintage 1996)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.

varietal/s
Syrah of Malta
tasting notes

Bel has a ruby-red colour with a purple rim; aromas of ripe berry fruits with hints of spices; and a complex, cherry-blackberry flavour with an enduring finish.

vintage report

Winter weather was regular, the first half experiencing mild temperatures and recording average seasonal rainfall. This created ideal conditions for budburst and later development phases.  A longer than normal vegetative phase was combined with a slight delay in grape-ripeness. This helped preserve the vines’ aromatic characteristics and favoured the development of soft and delicate tannins.

product information

The name ‘Bel’ recalls the Phoenician god of fertility worshipped under various names throughout the Punic world.

The Bel was first released in 1997 (vintage 1996)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.