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Winemaker Julia Walch in Malta 21/04/2016

Winemaker Julia Walch in Malta

Julia Walch, from the famed Alto Adige producer Elena Walch, recently visited our island to conduct a wine tasting session at Farsonsdirect and a wine-pairing dinner at The Fork & Cork in Rabat, both events hosted by Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) Limited.

Encouraging quality and innovation, Elena Walch stood at the head of the Alto Adige quality revolution and has gained local and international esteem for her efforts. An architect by trade, Elena Walch married into one of the oldest and most significant wine families of the region and brought new, modern concepts to the traditional establishment. Now, the responsibility for the family business is being put into the hands of the daughters, Julia and Karoline Walch, already the fifth generation.

The philosophy of the estate is dedicated to its terroir – the idea that wines must be the individual expression of their soil, climate and cultivation in the vineyard – and that this must be maintained according to principles of sustainability and passed on to the next generation. The firm belief that the quality of wine is created in the vineyard requires uncompromising work, taking into account the individuality of each vineyard. With 55 hectares in cultivation, Elena Walch belongs to the most important protagonists of Alto Adige winemaking.

The wines presented during the dinner included the Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Castel Ringberg 2011 and Beyond the Clouds 2013, a cult wine awarded top-points countless times and featured in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Italian Wines.

FBIC Ltd, a member of the Farsons Group, imports and distributes Elena Walch wines locally. They are available in selected restaurants, wine boutiques and The Wine Shop at Farsonsdirect in Mriehel www.farsonsdirect.com.