Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga
Vélez-Málaga, Axarquía, Málaga
100% Muscat de 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.
Lagar del Fraile
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.
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 400mm per year.
Late harvest followed by diligent table sorting. Fermentation in stainless steel. 140g of residual sugar. 3.75 kg of grapes required to make one 375mL bottle.
8 months sur lie in stainless steel.
Golden color. Honey, candied fruits, and white flowers. An opulent mouth feel balanced out by bright acidity.