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Abel Mendoza Malvasía 2020

Abel Mendoza Malvasía

2020
-5%

£47.95

£45.55

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

Drinking and storing

Serve between 8ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

White fish / Sole / Grilled prawns / Soft cheeses / Vegetable salads

Ratings and awards

202194 PK
201992+ PK93 DC
201893 PK
201792 PK
201692 PK
201592+ PK
PK: ParkerDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2021 Malvasía is the first white I tasted from the collection of 2021 whites, a wine that showcases what's to come from the rest of the 2021 whites: freshness, precision, clarity and symmetry, elegance and subtleness. The wines are extremely young and tender, and all are produced in the same way—fermented in barrel, where it matured with the lees and bâtonnage for some five months. They have not changed much, but they are fine-tuning the barrels and coopers they use and have started using some 500-liter barrels, not only 225-liter ones like in the past. The Malvasía is the lowest in alcohol, 13%, and has incredible freshness, a pH of3.17 and almost six grams of acidity—unheard of parameters for the variety. The wine is delicate and ethereal like never before. 3,858 bottles were filled in April 2022.

— Luis Gutiérrez (14/07/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2021 - 94 PARKER

Customer reviews

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The winery

Abel Mendoza Monge

Abel Mendoza Monge is a small winery in San Vicente de la Soncierra. The husband and wife team - Abel Mendoza (viticulture) and Maite Fernandez (oenology) - are responsible for some of Rioja's most curious, rare and sought-after wines, partly because they receive little attention in wine guides and the media.  It could be said that they perfectly embody the Burgundian concept of the vintner, who works selflessly on his vines and transforms them into individual wines resulting...

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