Meridiana Fenici Red, a red wine from Malta.

Meridiana Fenici Red

Red Wine
Malta | Region: Malta
Vintage: 2018 | Grape: Merlot, Cabernet & Syrah
Volume: 75cl | ABV: 13%
Food Pairing: Goes well with pasta dishes.

Meridiana Fenici Red

The name ‘Fenici’ pays tribute to the Phoenicians who, during the first millennium BC, spread winemaking culture throughout the Mediterranean. The Fenici range is a casual, easy to drink selection 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 is aged for a short period of about 4 months in a mix of French and Hungarian oak barriques (225 lt) and after blending and bottling, it rests in the bottle for a further 4 months. The Fenici Red was first released in 2006 (vintage 2005).

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.

The 2018 vintage was characterized by the constant rainfalls registered in spring. This made it quite challenging, but at the end, grape production was abundant. Excellent work and control on the white grape varieties, and the thorough selection on the red grape varieties have given the desired quality and balance to the wines.

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet & Syrah of Malta.