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Malpaso 2017

Malpaso

2017
Méntrida (Spain)
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Malpaso is a distinguished and distinct wine. A wine which, poured into a glass, with medium density...

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£17.00

/ 0.75 L btl

Malpaso 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Malpaso is a distinguished and distinct wine. A wine which, poured into a glass, with medium density and a cherry colour, doesn't seem to presage the strong wine that's in store for us. However, before trying it out, let's first disclose some details about how it's made, always interesting, in order to get to know the philosophy that lies behind it.

Malpaso ferments with whole clusters and native yeasts in open oak casks, where the grapes are trodden by foot as in times gone by. It's a wine that's had the vines under prime consideration, with the intention being to show maximum respect to their fruit. The sandy soils of the vineyards, lying at an altitude of 400 metres, guarantee freshness, perfect maturity and elegance. The wine matures for a year in large-size (400 and 500-litre) French oak barrels, without their aromas being intrusive.

The wine. The first surprise is on the nose: it smells of elegance and complexity; black olives, orange peel, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers and sand, and some touches of smoked bacon reminiscent of the Rhône. A cool, fresh palate, having a very fine mouthfeel, but with a characterful undertone and clear-cut aromas of stout. Lovely Garnacha-type hints appear in this profound and balsamic wine, a different wine, with a long and far from simple finish. We'll say it again: a distinguished and distinct wine.

Food pairing

Peppercorn steak / Duck with red fruits / Wild mushroom risotto

Vineyard

  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New and sused
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Unfiltered

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Opaque / Intenso
  • Bouquet:Varietal notes / Ageing notes / Black fruit / Fruit aromas / Mediterranean herbs
  • Mouth:Structured / Persistent / Ripe tannins / Pleasant finish / Tasty / With volume / Balanced acidity / Potente

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2024

Customer reviews

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by: Thomas Reufels (4 Apr) - Vintage 2017

Geschmeidiger Syrah

Ein sehr angenehmer fruchtiger Syrah, der zwar kräftig daherkommt, aber nicht erschlägt. Langer Abgang. Ein Wein aus einer nicht so bekannten Region. Schmeckt nach mehr......Leider nicht ganz preiswert, aber das liegt wahrscheinlich auch an der besonderen Herstellung.

by: Agu (9 Mar) - Vintage 2017

Vino Toledano

Vino que mejora con la oxigenación dejando entrever todo su cuerpo

by: Patxi (17/12/2020) - Vintage 2017

Méntrida existe

GRan vino de syrah de una zona poco conocidad. Gran trabajo.

by: Aj (13/03/2019) - Vintage 2016

Ok

Goes very well with most meat dishes. Good value for the money. Fruity taste with plenty of different rounding ingredients.

by: Angela (10/12/2017) - Vintage 2015

sorpresa agradable

tomar este vino, aunque no sea la primera vez, siempre es una agradable sorpresa por su color aroma y paladar

Canopy

Canopy

Bodegas Canopy is a project which brings together Belarmino Fernández, Jordi Vidal and Alfonso Chacón, three winemaker friends, professionals in the world of wine, business and catering, who decided one day to put their efforts and passion into a wine-growing venture which would enable them to rediscover the historic terrain of the Méntrida denomination, an area that did not enjoy a very good reputation, specialising as it had done for ages in producing bulk wine and with ver...

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