Casata Mergè Sesto 21 Passito Malvasia Puntinata, 2018, Lazio IGT, Italy (500ML)
£31.75 (inc VAT)
Malvasia Puntinata is just perfecto for sweet wine. Liquid gold that charms the eye and conquer the nose, this is full of sweet fruit and spices but with a mineral soul that makes for a beguiling and refreshing tipple. Eminently drinkable so have a care: after a sip, you'll want more!
On the border between Frascati and Monte Porzio Catone, in an area so picturesque the ancient Romans used to holiday there, live the disgustingly photogenic Mergè family. They treat the land they live on and their viticulture heritage as a precious gift, and try to create wines that respect and reflect that gift. The fact that the land is perfect for supporting old (like, century-old) vines helps a lot with that, but no one could deny that the secret is the hard work all three generations of the Mergè family put in.