Grand Maitre
Vineyard Location:  Ghajn Rihana, Burmarrad
Vineyard Size:  1.1 hectares
Grape Varieties:  Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes:

Dedicated to the Grand Masters of Malta by Special appointment to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.  The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc coming form the Ghajn Rihana Estate has produced a full-bodied red wine of a unique character which is aged for at least 12 months in new French oak barriques. The 2009 vintage similarly to 2008 was characterised by relatively cooler Winter temperatures and exceptionally wet weather especially during the Winter months of November, January and February. These conditions resulted in an average yield of deeply coloured small berries, which produced a well structured and very concentrated, full bodied wine characterised by its typical intense fruity bouquet and velvety smooth tannis.

Ageing:  10 - 20 years (depending on vintage)