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ELEKTRA

The name derives from the greek term ήλεκτρον (elektron, "amber"), meaning "brilliant", "shining" and "amber". Electricity and other words we use every day originate from the same root. And in fact, Elektra is an amber, electric wine, produced entirely by Malvasia Moscata, a clone of Malvasia, found only in Piedmont. Valdisole started working with this variety in 2018 with very promising results following two winemaking styles. The variety is now abandoned in Piedmont, due to the more limited production with respect to Moscato White.

ELEKTRA IN AMPHORAE

Only the best grapes from the old vines make it in this selection; chosen one by one the grapes are washed with sea water, then softly squeezed, and finally left to macerate with the skins in an amphorae. No sulphites or any other substance is added. This wine is the only wine made by Kyriaki.

ELEKTRA IN WOOD

The rest of the production is placed in acacia barrels where it stays with the skins for at least five months. Then, it's bottled and aged for at least six months with a minimum addition of sulphites in the bottling phase.

Malvasia Moscata is a spring bouquet in your glass. This amber golden wine offers a heady perfume of fresh white flowers but also aromatic herbs.  Aromatic, and at the same time, acid and well-structured.

ELEKTRA

The name derives from the greek term ήλεκτρον (elektron, "amber"), meaning "brilliant", "shining" and "amber". Electricity and other words we use every day originate from the same root. And in fact, Elektra is an amber, electric wine, produced entirely by Malvasia Moscata, a clone of Malvasia, found only in Piedmont. Valdisole started working with this variety in 2018 with very promising results following two winemaking styles. The variety is now abandoned in Piedmont, due to the more limited production with respect to Moscato White.

ELEKTRA IN AMPHORAE

Only the best grapes from the old vines make it in this selection; chosen one by one the grapes are washed with sea water, then softly squeezed, and finally left to macerate with the skins in an amphorae. No sulphites or any other substance is added. This wine is the only wine made by Kyriaki.

ELEKTRA IN WOOD

The rest of the production is placed in acacia barrels where it stays with the skins for at least five months. Then, it's bottled and aged for at least six months with a minimum addition of sulphites in the bottling phase.

Malvasia Moscata is a spring bouquet in your glass. This amber golden wine offers a heady perfume of fresh white flowers but also aromatic herbs.  Aromatic, and at the same time, acid and well-structured.

ELEKTRA

The name derives from the greek term ήλεκτρον (elektron, "amber"), meaning "brilliant", "shining" and "amber". Electricity and other words we use every day originate from the same root. And in fact, Elektra is an amber, electric wine, produced entirely by Malvasia Moscata, a clone of Malvasia, found only in Piedmont. Valdisole started working with this variety in 2018 with very promising results following two winemaking styles. The variety is now abandoned in Piedmont, due to the more limited production with respect to Moscato White.

ELEKTRA IN AMPHORAE

Only the best grapes from the old vines make it in this selection; chosen one by one the grapes are washed with sea water, then softly squeezed, and finally left to macerate with the skins in an amphorae. No sulphites or any other substance is added. This wine is the only wine made by Kyriaki.

ELEKTRA IN WOOD

The rest of the production is placed in acacia barrels where it stays with the skins for at least five months. Then, it's bottled and aged for at least six months with a minimum addition of sulphites in the bottling phase.

Malvasia Moscata is a spring bouquet in your glass. This amber golden wine offers a heady perfume of fresh white flowers but also aromatic herbs.  Aromatic, and at the same time, acid and well-structured.

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Elektra is unique.

It is the only Malvasia Moscata wine made in a completely natural way and the only one to be obtained from long maceration on the skins.

Elektra is unique.

It is the only Malvasia Moscata wine made in a completely natural way and the only one to be obtained from long maceration on the skins.

Elektra is unique.

It is the only Malvasia Moscata wine made in a completely natural way and the only one to be obtained from long maceration on the skins.

Elektra is unique.

It is the only Malvasia Moscata wine made in a completely natural way and the only one to be obtained from long maceration on the skins.

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My lady Monemvasia, my stone ship. You have thousands of masts and thousands of sails. Yet you remain still, taking me on a journey throughout the world”                                                              

Yiannis Ritsos

HISTORY

The history of Malvasia is one of those stories that keep you eternally in love with wine, not just as a drink but as an inseparable element of culture.

The name "Malvasia" dates back to the Middle Ages, named after the medieval and early Renaissance Byzantine fortress of Monemvasia, close to the city of Sparta, Greece. Monemvasia means "single entrance", since morphologically is a natural fortress with only a single point of entrance. An extremely important strategic location both as a fortress and as a trading port during the period when the Venetian empire was at its peak.


Venetians, enjoyed the local wine and started trading it all around the Mediterranean basin. During the Middle Ages, the Venetians became so prolific in the trading of "Malvasia wine" that merchant wine shops in Venice were known as "malvasie". Soon, the vines of Malvasia mixed with the local varieties giving birth to malvasia clones. Today, Malvasia as a term actually applies to a family of grapes, rather than a single variety.

Malvasia is one of these varieties that have been flying under the radar, despite having a history that could be argued to be every bit as prestigious as those of the grape varieties that have achieved immense popularity.

HISTORY

The history of Malvasia is one of those stories that keep you eternally in love with wine, not just as a drink but as an inseparable element of culture.

The name "Malvasia" dates back to the Middle Ages, named after the medieval and early Renaissance Byzantine fortress of Monemvasia, close to the city of Sparta, Greece. Monemvasia means "single entrance", since morphologically is a natural fortress with only a single point of entrance. An extremely important strategic location both as a fortress and as a trading port during the period when the Venetian empire was at its peak.


Venetians, enjoyed the local wine and started trading it all around the Mediterranean basin. During the Middle Ages, the Venetians became so prolific in the trading of "Malvasia wine" that merchant wine shops in Venice were known as "malvasie". Soon, the vines of Malvasia mixed with the local varieties giving birth to malvasia clones. Today, Malvasia as a term actually applies to a family of grapes, rather than a single variety.

Malvasia is one of these varieties that have been flying under the radar, despite having a history that could be argued to be every bit as prestigious as those of the grape varieties that have achieved immense popularity.

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Fun-Facts

The famous Portuguese wine Malmsey, which is made on the island of Madeira, is primarily made using Malvasia grapes and  stands as one of the most famous uses of the grape in the present day.
Historians say Madeira wine was chosen for the famous toast at the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Madeira wine was a big favourite of George Washington.

It is also alleged that when Edward IV of England convicted his brother, George Plantagenet, of high treason, his private execution consisted of being "drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine," which is dramatised in Shakespeare's Richard III.

In Italy, Malvasia was once a part of the sangiovese-based Chianti Classico blend, although a regulation change in 2006 made that taboo.

Malvasia is still one of the grapes used to make Vin Santo, the sweet dessert wine.

 

Fun-Facts

The famous Portuguese wine Malmsey, which is made on the island of Madeira, is primarily made using Malvasia grapes and  stands as one of the most famous uses of the grape in the present day.


Historians say Madeira wine was chosen for the famous toast at the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Madeira wine was a big favourite of George Washington.

It is also alleged that when Edward IV of England convicted his brother, George Plantagenet, of high treason, his private execution consisted of being "drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine," which is dramatised in Shakespeare's Richard III.

In Italy, Malvasia was once a part of the sangiovese-based Chianti Classico blend, although a regulation change in 2006 made that taboo.

Malvasia is still one of the grapes used to make Vin Santo, the sweet dessert wine.

 

Fun-Facts

The famous Portuguese wine Malmsey, which is made on the island of Madeira, is primarily made using Malvasia grapes and  stands as one of the most famous uses of the grape in the present day.

Historians say Madeira wine was chosen for the famous toast at the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Madeira wine was a big favourite of George Washington.

It is also alleged that when Edward IV of England convicted his brother, George Plantagenet, of high treason, his private execution consisted of being "drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine," which is dramatised in Shakespeare's Richard III.

In Italy, Malvasia was once a part of the sangiovese-based Chianti Classico blend, although a regulation change in 2006 made that taboo.

Malvasia is still one of the grapes used to make Vin Santo, the sweet dessert wine.

 

Fun-Facts

The famous Portuguese wine Malmsey, which is made on the island of Madeira, is primarily made using Malvasia grapes and  stands as one of the most famous uses of the grape in the present day.

Historians say Madeira wine was chosen for the famous toast at the signing of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Madeira wine was a big favourite of George Washington.

It is also alleged that when Edward IV of England convicted his brother, George Plantagenet, of high treason, his private execution consisted of being "drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine," which is dramatised in Shakespeare's Richard III.

In Italy, Malvasia was once a part of the sangiovese-based Chianti Classico blend, although a regulation change in 2006 made that taboo.

Malvasia is still one of the grapes used to make Vin Santo, the sweet dessert wine.

 

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