Wine Details

Malvira Langhe Bianco Tre Uve DOC

The “Tre Uve” (3 Grapes in Italian) is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Arneis. The wine opens with rich aromas and flavors of fruit, hazelnuts and dairy, which develops into orange peel, apricot, candied fruit and honeyed notes, along with a good bit of French oak. With some age, this white takes on a distinctly exotic feel.

Region:

Producer:

Malvira

Varietal:

40% Chardonnay 40% Sauvignon Blanc 20% Arneis

Vineyard:

Saglietto, Trinita, Cornarea vineyards

Yield:

50 hl/ha

Aging:

Aging in French oak barriques for 10-12 months

Alcohol content:

13.0%

Age of vines:

25-35 years

Production:

20,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous clay and sand

Average altitude:

300 m

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

Middle of September, hand-harvesting and hand de-stemming

First vintage:

1990

Cellar:

Malvira, Canale

Bottling:

12 months aging in bottle

Release:

2 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

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Malvira Langhe Bianco Tre Uve DOC 2013

Wine Advocate (90)- "The "three grapes" that give this wine its name are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Arneis, and the results here are pretty fascinating. The Malvirà 2013 Langhe Bianco TreUve opens to a straw color with some off-gold highlights. Tasting this vintage now, seven years after the harvest, reveals honey-like aromas with star jasmine and passion fruit. Its age is elegantly managed, and although tertiary tones define the wine's personality, they are not candied or oxidized. Indeed, the freshness here is intact with subtle tones of vanilla, aniseed and smoky ash. The final flavor takeaway is white licorice and peppercorn, and you taste those things for a long time, even after you have put down your glass. It's all quite intriguing when you take a second or two to analyze this uncommon offering."