Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Málaga & D.O. Sierras de Málaga
Vélez-Málaga, Alta Axarquía, the most historic subzone in the D.O. Málaga.
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 2,800 years ago.
54 parcels planted. The vineyards in Málaga are the most extreme in all of Europe. The mountainside vineyards are planted at inclinations of up to 70°. There is no terracing, ladders, or mechanization to assist with the harvest. The vineyards are worked completely by hand.
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.
No organic matter or agricultural soil to speak of. Solid slate rock and decomposed slate with a small percentage of white quartz.
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
Destemmed and whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic press. The must is fermented in 15,000L stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks.
Aged on the lees for eight months before bottling. The lees are racked over the wine weekly.
Rains during the Spring and mild temperatures throughout the summer broke the tendency of previous drought years. The vegetative and ripening cycle was marked by extremely moderate temperatures with no heat waves during the summer. The recovery of the hydric balance of the soil and moderate temperatures slowed down the ripening process and produced healthy and balanced fruit. Vibrant straw color. A unique wine characterized by expressive aromatics of lychee, fresh stone fruit, white flowers.