The 4th edition of the Malvasia Week Sitges is taking place form May 23 to May 29, 2016. This is an opportunity to enjoy and familiarise with Malvasia wine production in Penedes, the wine region around Sitges.
Malvasia wine is an autochthonous grape from which a sweet (or dry) and fragrant dessert wine is made. Malvasia grape is also used to produce cava, the famous sparkling wine produced in Penedes.
The novelty of this edition of the Malvasia Week Sitges has been that neighbour Regions have been invited to participate in the event. A wider and richer offer of wines is then available.
But how and where one can taste the Malvasia? The wine bars and shops propose Malvasia wine tasting sessions. There is a charge of 10€ with limited seats available. These are the shops and the dates of the tasting session:
VIMESVI: Carrer Santiago Rusiñol, 2 on May 24 at 18:00
PERBACCO: Carrer Sant Gaudenci, 5 on May 25 at 19:00
EL RECÓ DEL VI: Carrer Sant Domènech, 4 on May 26 at 19:30
If you don’t manage to get a seat just come back to one of these shop and conversate with the staff to know more about the Malvasia bottles they have been promoting during the week.
There is also a long list of tapas bars and restaurants proposing their dishes paired with Malvasia.
The tapas bar participating in the Malvasia Week Sitges are:
13 Llunes, Barrio Leo, Café Roy, Dehesa Santa Maria, El Botiquín, El Cable, La Formatgeria de Sitges, La Guineu, La Mediterrània, Louise se Va, Sports Bar and Vivinwine.
The restaurants participating in the Malvasia Week Sitges are:
Alenti, Cau del Vinyet (H. Subur Marítim) , El “Nou” Secreto, El Mascarón, La Incidència del Factor Vi, La Nansa, La Pepa del Mar, La Pícara, La Pèrgola (Hotel Antemare), La Punta (Hotel Dolce), La Salseta, La Santa Maria, La Sitja (Escola d’Hostaleria), Los Vikingos, Magoa, Mare Nostrum, Pic Nic and Sitthai.
These bars and restaurants are near Casita Sitges and can be reached with a short walk.
The wineries participating at the Malvasia Week Sitges are:
Pradans vi Rupestris, Vega de Ribes vi Saserra i vi escumós Ancestral, Can Feixes vi Blanc Tradició, Jane Ventura Malvasia de Sitges vi del Celler , Mas Oller vi de Mas Oller, Can Ramon Viticultors amb vi escumósClos Lentiscus Blanc de Blancs, Floral At Roca vi de At Roca, Celler de l’Hospital Sant Joan Baptista, Vi Blanc Subur d’Aigualoç, Malvasia de Sitges Seca , Malvasia de Sitges Dolça and Monembasia vi escumós.
In this list I have tasted the Celler de l’Hospital Sant Joan Baptista which is actually produced in Sitges in a rather small piece of land. It is probably the most well known Malvasia of an outstanding quality. A 500 ml bottle costs approximately 16€.
If you want to live your holiday feeling like a local, the Malvasia Week Sitges is a great opportunity to strengthen that feeling. Enjoy and salud! 🙂