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Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2018

21.90€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)

20.80€/ud (-5%)

Bodega Abel Mendoza
Rioja

Parker Points: 93
Peñin Points: 89

21.90€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)

20.80€/ud (-5%)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Malvasía comes from a challenging year. All of these whites fermented in French oak barrels with neutral yeasts and aged in those barriques for some five months with the fine lees and bâtonnage. This is a variety that has larger grapes, and the larger 2018 crop means that the grapes have kept a good pH even of it doesn't have a lot of acidity. This is probably the gentlest wine, and it feels young and tender. Don't think of this as an aromatic white, as it's rather neutral and has a tendency to overproduce so that you have to control yields to get some concentration. Abel Mendoza tells me that he gets rid of the majority of bunches, and sometimes when the bunches are too large, he gets rid of the tip of the bunch. So, this is a more expressive wine than what Malvasía Riojana (a.k.a. Alarije in Extremadura and Subirat Parent in Penedès) delivers on its own. 3,444 bottles were filled in March 2019.

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  • 07/12/18 Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2016 A classy wine from a great producer that will keep for a very long time. Sound investment