Marsovin Releases Grand Maître 2019

 This is the 22nd vintage of the prized and highly sought after flagship wine produced by the Maltese premium winery

Marsovin’s Grand Maître 2019, ‘Annata Fra Marc’Antonio Zondadari’ is to be released on Tuesday 5th October. This is the 22nd vintage of the prized and highly sought after flagship wine produced by the Maltese premium winery.

The wine is produced by special appointment to the Maltese Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Each vintage is dedicated to a different Grand Master in chronological order, the first one being Philippe Villiers de L’Isle Adam for the 1998 vintage.

Grand Maître is produced from grapes grown on Marsovin’s private estate- Għajn Riħana, situated between the Bidnija hills and Wardija in the north of Malta. The vineyard is densely planted with 14,000 vines of two noble French grape varieties, made up of equal quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.  The arid land and clay-rich, calcareous soil provide a tough growing environment for these vines. The low yields from this estate generally produce very concentrated full bodied wines of intense fruit and aromatic character. Following vinification, the unfiltered wine is aged in new oak barriques for over 12 months in the Marsovin Cellars prior to bottling.

The 2019 vintage was characterised by rather abnormal conditions for the Maltese Islands. Winter months were rather cold and exceptionally windy, whilst rainfall was average. Spring had milder temperature than average resulting in a slower grape maturity and leading to the latest grape harvest on record. The resultant wine produced, portrays the typical characteristics of this vineyard together with a specific vintage style of its own. Concentrated red fruit aromas, with nuances of jammy fruit, hints of sweet spice like cinnamon and a touch of mint on the palate. An elegant, creamy mouthfeel with soft tannins and well-integrated new French oak on the finish.

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