Meridiana ISIS, a white wine from Malta.

Meridiana ISIS

White Wine
Malta | Region: Malta
Vintage: 2019 | Grape: Chardonnay
Volume: 75cl | ABV: 12.5%
Food Pairing: Prawns, octopus, delicate seafood dishes.

Meridiana ISIS

The name ‘Isis’ recalls the Phoenician goddess of sailors whose vigilant eye still graces the prow of the Maltese fishing luzzu. The Isis was first released in 1997 (vintage 1996).

Tasting Notes

Isis has a brilliant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; a fresh, complex bouquet of grapefruit and other exotic white fruits with gentle floral notes; and a well-structured, citrus taste with a long, pleasantly acidic, aftertaste.

The 2019 vintage was characterized by low temperatures during the budding period which slowed down the entire vegetative cycle. The abundant spring rains produced an excess of vegetation which resulted into a lower production, which was less than average when compared to previous years, but the grapes were of higher quality. The wines have fragrant olfactory notes and also optimal physiological maturity, characteristics that have given a nice balance to all the wines produced during this vintage.

Grape variety: Chardonnay of Malta.