I really do. Greatness in simplicity has for long been a staple in the culinary world of Italy. So here comes another great bottle of wine from Piedmont, north in Italy.
"You're the only one buying these, so you might wanna think twice before publishing, so you can have it all to yourself", said the tall, young expert at my local Vinmonopolet store at Grünerløkka in Oslo. He knows what he's talking about, he introduced me to these single vineyard versions of Malvira a couple of years back. He couldn't believe the quality of these bottles, specially given the price.
Malvira's house wine is one of the best buys at Vinmonopolet at only 164kr, and he had seen me buy them from time to time. A slightly more expensive single vineyard version had just arrived, and he strongly recommended I try it. I did, and keep it to myself.
So why is this such a well kept secret? Well first of all it's from Piedmont, which is widely known for red wine, specially Barolo; the king of wines. In addition you have Barbaresco and Barbera wines. Also world famous wines. So being a small scale white wine from this region is tough, in terms of getting attention. There is just very little awareness of white wines being made in Italy, in general.
Malvira produces amazing quality wines, both reds and whites. A trusted brand that never fails to deliver. This is their Vigna Saglietto beauty: