Collecapretta Malvasia delle Scarparo 2019


The Scarparo, or the shoemaker, of the village owned this small, eventually abandoned vineyard of Malvasia Bianca before the Mattiolis restored and recovered the 70+ year old parcel of vines. 100% Malvasia Bianca with 3 days skin maceration, aged in stainless steel. The gorgeous golden hue seems to convey everything you need to know: this wine is full of yellow apple, white flowers, chamomile, caramel, apricot, nectarine, honey, straw, and even a smack of pineapple. An herbaceous vein and earthy minerality are offset by pink citrus acidity and light green tea tannins. Sunny and sumptuous with fewer than 1400 bottles produced.