Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga
Vélez-Málaga, Axarquía, Málaga
100% Muscat of Alexandria. One of the oldest clones of the Muscat family and one of the only remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today. The seafaring Phoenicians transplanted this grape from Alexandria, Egypt to Málaga 3,000 years ago.
El Salto Negro, El Barranco
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. The majority of the vines receive no treatments whatsoever. The vineyards are naturally fertilized by the region’s goats and mules.
Mountain vineyards planted without terraces at inclinations of up to 70%. Slate and white quartz soils.
Mediterranean climate. Temperatures reach an average high of 86° F (30° C) in the summer and an average low of 46° F (8° C) in the winter. Rainfall is extremely scarce, only reaching a level of 400 mm per year.
Late harvest followed by rigorous selection on a sorting table. The grapes are dried on mats in the winery by the warm sea breeze. Fermentation in stainless steel by wild yeast.
8 months sur lie in stainless steel.
Honey, candied fruits, white flowers, and distinct minerality. Opulent mouth feel balanced out by bright acidity. 190 g R.S. 10 kg of grapes required to make 375 ml of wine.