Fenici Red
classification

DOK Malta – Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata

varietal/s
Merlot & Syrah of Malta
tasting notes

Fenici Red has a full, ruby-red colour; slightly spiced, cherry-plum aromas; and a medium-bodied, fruity flavour with soft tannins and a pleasant 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 ‘Fenici’ pays tribute to the Phoenicians who, during the first millennium BC, spread winemaking culture throughout the Mediterranean and endowed European Malta with its distinctive Semitic language.

The Fenici range is an export line of white, rosé, and red wines vinified to yield surprisingly fresh and fruity personalities. Fenici wines derive from Meridiana’s estate and from closely supervised third party properties situated in the vicinity.

The Fenici Red was first released in 2006 (vintage 2005)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.

varietal/s
Syrah & Merlot of Malta
tasting notes

Fenici Red has a full, ruby-red colour; slightly spiced, cherry-plum aromas; and a medium-bodied, fruity flavour with soft tannins and a pleasant 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 ‘Fenici’ pays tribute to the Phoenicians who, during the first millennium BC, spread winemaking culture throughout the Mediterranean and endowed European Malta with its distinctive Semitic language.

The Fenici range is an export line of white, rosé, and red wines vinified to yield surprisingly fresh and fruity personalities. Fenici wines derive from Meridiana’s estate and from closely supervised third party properties situated in the vicinity.

The Fenici Red was first released in 2006 (vintage 2005)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.

varietal/s
Syrah & Merlot of Malta
tasting notes

Fenici Red has a full, ruby-red colour; slightly spiced, cherry-plum aromas; and a medium-bodied, fruity flavour with soft tannins and a pleasant 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 ‘Fenici’ pays tribute to the Phoenicians who, during the first millennium BC, spread winemaking culture throughout the Mediterranean and endowed European Malta with its distinctive Semitic language.

The Fenici range is an export line of white, rosé, and red wines vinified to yield surprisingly fresh and fruity personalities. Fenici wines derive from Meridiana’s estate and from closely supervised third party properties situated in the vicinity.

The Fenici Red was first released in 2006 (vintage 2005)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.

varietal/s
Syrah & Merlot of Malta
tasting notes

Fenici Red has a full, ruby-red, colour;  slightly spicy, cherry-plum aromas; and a medium-bodied, fruity flavour with soft tannins and a pleasant 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 combines 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 ‘Fenici’ pays tribute to the Phoenicians who, during the first millennium BC, spread winemaking culture throughout the Mediterranean and endowed European Malta with its distinctive Semitic language.

The Fenici range is an export line of white, rosé, and red wines vinified to yield surprisingly fresh and fruity personalities. Fenici wines derive from Meridiana’s estate and from closely supervised third party properties situated in the vicinity.

The Fenici Red was first released in 2006 (vintage 2005)

Available in 375ml and 750ml.