Majuelo del Chivitero 2017
£17.05 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Majuelo del Chiviritero has seen a slight change of name (which is a tongue twister anyway...), but it's the same plot of head-pruned Verdejo vines that were planted in 1981 in the village of La Seca, their oldest vineyard. They got 23 hectoliters per hectare, and therefore, the wine has good concentration (yields in the zone tend to be humongous, and many wines feel diluted), and I liked the power and balance here, the clean varietal character. It has moderate alcohol (13%), a low pH (3.18) and good acidity after full malolactic and barrel fermentation and 12 months élevage. 7,304 bottles and 120 magnums were filled in August 2019.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Partial malolactic fermentation. Aged on lees for 8 months in French oak barrels.
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