Celsius
classification

DOK Malta – Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata

varietal/s
Cabernet Sauvignon of Malta (Reserve)
tasting notes

Celsius has a deep, ruby-red colour with a garnet red rim; complex ripe berry and chocolate-blackcurrant aromas; and full-bodied, fruit flavours with well-rounded tannins and a long 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 ‘Celsius’ highlights the central role played by temperature control in state-of-the-art winemaking practices.

The wine is aged for 14 months in French oak barrique (225 lt) and after bottling it rests for a further 9 months in the bottle.

The Celsius was first released in 1999 (vintage 1997)

Available in 750ml.

varietal/s
Cabernet Sauvignon of Malta (Reserve)
tasting notes

Celsius has a deep, ruby-red colour with a garnet red rim; complex ripe berry and chocolate-blackcurrant aromas; and full-bodied, fruit flavours with well-rounded tannins and a long 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 ‘Celsius’ highlights the central role played by temperature control in state-of-the-art winemaking practices.

The Celsius was first released in 1999 (vintage 1997)

Available in 750ml.

varietal/s
Cabernet Sauvignon of Malta (Reserve)
tasting notes

Celsius has a deep, ruby-red colour with a garnet red rim; complex ripe berry and chocolate-blackcurrant aromas; and full-bodied, fruit flavours with well-rounded tannins and a long 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 ‘Celsius’ highlights the central role played by temperature control in state-of-the-art winemaking practices.

The Celsius was first released in 1999 (vintage 1997)

Available in 750ml.

varietal/s
Cabernet Sauvignon of Malta (Reserve)
tasting notes

Celsius has a deep, ruby-red colour with a garnet red rim; complex ripe berry and chocolate-blackcurrant aromas; and full-bodied, fruit flavours with well-rounded tannins and a long finish.

vintage report

Abundant rains during the early part of the year. Budburst was late and yield was relatively low. Warm temperatures of the summer months permitted satisfactory ripening of grapes. Although field management was challenging, end-quality of the fruit was very satisfactory.

product information

The name ‘Celsius’ highlights the central role played by temperature control in state-of-the-art winemaking practices.

The Celsius was first released in 1999 (vintage 1997)

Available in 750ml.