Marsovin releases Grand Maître 2021

Beloved Marsovin Winery releases its Grand Maître 2021

The newest release from Marsovin Wineries
The newest release from Marsovin Wineries

Marsovin Winery proudly announces the release of Grand Maître 2021, 'Fra' Ramon Despuig'. This vintage marks the 24th edition of the much-loved flagship wine, produced with finesse since its first vintage in 1998. 

Produced under the exclusive appointment of the Maltese Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Grand Maître is an exceptional wine that pays homage to a different Grand Master in chronological order. The 2021 vintage honours the esteemed Fra' Ramon Despuig.

Grand Maître is a true testament to Marsovin's commitment to excellence. The handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes originate from Għajn Riħana, Marsovin's private estate located in the breathtaking Ghajn Rihana Valley. The terroir provides the perfect environment for the growth of these noble French grape varieties, with 10,000 vines thriving in arid land and clay-rich calcareous soil. 

“Grand Maitre symbolises Marsovin’s commitment and passion to winemaking and viticulture as well as its appreciation and respect toward the Sovereign military order of Malta,” stated Jeremy Cassar CEO and 4th Generation of the Cassar family.

The 2021 vintage was characterised by an early downpour in Autumn followed by a warm winter. Spring started off with a cold spell, retarding bud burst. The temperature soon picked up to the norm with a very hot summer to follow. These conditions delayed the harvesting to as late as early October. The resultant wine produced has all the characteristics of a fine wine that should age well. Deep in ruby colour the fruity nature of the wine, mainly black cherries and raspberries, is balanced with elements of sweet spice on the nose. The palate is very similar in nature, having a full-bodied structure whilst also carrying hints of oak and vanilla. 

For information and orders of Grand Maître, you can call the Marsovin Cellars on +356 79231919 or send an email to [email protected]