Vino da Uve Appassite "Vino del Volta" (2011)


100% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica. From 30-50-year-old estate vines, farmed organically and harvested by hand. The bunches are picked at normal ripeness and only in perfect health, then dried in the sun for 5-15 days. They are pressed in a by hand in a torchio (a small vertical basket press) and fermented naturally with native yeasts in barrel. The wine is aged in used barrique for around 3 years, followed by 2 more years in bottle. The Vino da Uve Appassite classification does not permit the variety or vintage on the label; the wine is pure Malvasia from a single vintage. "Volta" is the surname of the farmworker who tended these vines for years. 

94 points
"The NV Vino da Uve Appassite Vino del Volta, a varietal Malvasia Candia Aromatica, entrances with a bouquet of honeyed florals, burnt orange peels, sun tea and peach preserves. This glides across the palate with ease, pleasantly sweet yet harmonious throughout. Citrus-tinged orchard fruits give way to white raisins and confectionary spice. This finishes long and unexpectedly fresh yet potent. Fig and mango nuances are offset by candied lime. Wow, simply wow! Place the Vino del Volta on your bucket list of Italian dessert wines. "
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
March 2023

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