Jorge Ordóñez Málaga

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2016 Vintage

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga

Location

Alta Axarquía, the most historic subzone D.O. Málaga

Varietal

100% Muscat of Alexandria. The oldest variety in the Muscat family and one of the few remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today. The Phoenicians transplanted this grape from Alexandria, Egypt to Málaga approximately 2,600 years ago.

Vineyards

El Panderon y La Mina

Year(s) Planted

1902 and 1908

Viticulture

Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Practicing organic gobelet (vaso) trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. The majority of the vines receive no treatments whatsoever. Many of the vineyards are planted directly into the rock (slate) immediately after the phylloxera.

Soils

Decomposed slate with small a small percentage of white quartz. Located in the mountains of the Axarquía. No organic matter.

Climate

Extremely dry Mediterranean climate. The Axarquia is at high elevation which results in cool winters with no frost and warm summers. Our vineyard sites are oriented to the north, which protects the vineyards from the prevailing winds, especially during fl

Winemaking

The grapes are arranged one layer deep in small boxes that are stacked in a cool room in the winery for further drying. Rigorous selection of the late harvest, dried grapes on a selection table. The dried grapes are pressed and the must is immediately transferred to two (500L) French oak barrels for fermentation and ageing. 355 g R.S. 15 kg of grapes required to make 375 ml of wine.

Aging

35 months sur lie large format (600L) French oak barrels.

Comments

Deep amber, golden color. Full of intense ripe fruit aromatics complemented by honey and jasmine. An unctuous, opulent youth feel balanced out by bright acidity.