Maltese Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker has won two gold medals at the 2019 Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme wine competition in Bergamo, for its 2017 vintage of Gran Cavalier Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon—both DOK Malta Superiors—, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta.
The Gran Cavalier Merlot garnet red wine is described as full-bodied and packed with fruit flavours, with dusty and faintly savoury Maltese hallmark to it.
The barrique-matured and robust Malta-grown Cabernet Sauvignon is often described as a sweet and fruity nose and a rich palate filled with light black fruits and true classical varietal character. In addition to a gold medal, Cabernet Sauvignon also won the press prize.
The Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme contest is organised by the Vignaioli Bergamaschi S.C.A. The tasting is governed by the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV).
The Premio Della Stampa or Press Prize is a special award commended by a special commission of wine journalists to a country’s highest-scoring Gold medal winning wine.
The 256 wine samples of 27 different countries were evaluated by 81 international wine judges at this year’s 15th edition of the competition.