BODEGAS ALTOLANDON Mil Historias Malbec, Manchuela DO 2017/18 Bottle ORG (rtc)
Red Still Wine | Spain | Manchuela DO | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: Manchuela DO
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
The property consists of 120 hectares with the winery resting right in the centre, not only making it aesthetically satisfying but also extremely practical. At 1,100 metres above sea level, the altitude serves to benefit the grapes with large diurnal variations which encourage even ripening and also helping retain their natural acidity. Organic methods are used to manage the vines utilising only natural fertilisers and some green pruning to further guarantee the quality of fruit prior to hand-harvesting. The grapes are vinified as naturally as possible with native yeasts and little other intervention. The wines are then aged in French oak and some in clay amphora to retain purity, but build complexity. Bright ruby to dark purple in colour, it promises plenty of power. The nose is complex with powerful aromas of blackberry and blueberry with, rose, rosemary, violets and floral notes as well as a hint of spice. Lamb is probably the best match. But aromatic meat dishes such as Thai beef or Cuban pork are good too.