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Viña Zorzal Malayeto 2019

Viña Zorzal Malayeto

2019
A unique plot
94
PARKER
18
JANCIS ROBINSON
94
PEÑÍN
12x11

£16.50

/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production10,600 bottles

The wine

In 2013, with Malayeto, Viña Zorzal began to make a series of wines with their focus firmly on the terrain. Emanating from a plot located in Fitero, the only municipality in Navarra to fall within the Iberian mountain System, lying between the Sierra de Cameros and the Ebro Basin, they managed to produce a truly special wine. Promoting biodiversity, as well as native flora, and by means of sustainable wine-making techniques, they were able to transform the produce of a singular, unique vineyard into a wine brimming with life, full of fruit, a very well-produced and nicely extracted Garnacha, juicy, profound and elegant.

What does this wine taste like?

Open and expressive on the nose, Malayeto is a natural wine without fancy make-up; what we would call a true wine. Aromas of fresh fruit and almost jam-like ripe fruits, with the usual sweet background found in Grenache wines. It has hints of minerals as well as wild Mediterranean forest, balsamic, and fine wood notes. Flowery sensations of juicy and crunchy fruit, such as ripe pears, make this an extremely complete wine.

Fruity, serious, complex, and balanced on the nose; intense and quite concentrated on the palate but with an exuberance and acidity which helps the wine glide around the mouth. A fleshy and extremely well-produced wine.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Due to its purity, pair it with good quality, fairly plain dishes. Any grilled red meat, accompanied by fresh vegetables will work to perfection.

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Red meat
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Poultry and white meats
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Hunting
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Vegetables

Barbecues, Duck with red fruits, Game dishes

Ratings and awards

201994 PK18 JR94 PN
201894 PK16.5 JR93 PN
201790 PN
201694 PK16.5 JR91 PN
201592 PK92 PN
201493 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

One of the true bargains from Navarra and the whole of Spain has to be the 2019 Malayeto; it's pure Garnacha from a plot of 2.39 hectares of 40-year-old vines on complex soils with limestone, gravel and stones. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of concrete and stainless steel and matured in a 4,000-liter oak vat and eight used 500-liter oak barrels for 12 months. This is my go-to wine here, a Garnacha that always delivers and the one that for me defines the house style and the character of the year. This is soft and caressing, elegant and harmonious. This is every bit as good as the 2018 despite the warmer conditions of the year, keeping the freshness; there is great purity and detail and it's elegant and balanced, extremely harmonious and seamless, with very fine tannins and great integration of the oak. Bravo! 10,600 bottles were filled in February 2021.

— Luis Gutiérrez (11/11/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 94 PARKER

Tasted blind. Pale intensity. Elegant and delicate red fruits on the nose. On the palate, it is ethereal and light, with precise sappy tannins, packed with sweet fruit sensation. Sincerely pleasant to drink, with a refreshing and thrilling mineral finish. This is a genius interpretation of Garnacha. GV - Good value.

— Ferran Centelles (10/12/2020)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2019 - 18 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

3.8/5
37 reviews
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Wine making

Vinification materialWood / Stainless steel
Ageing period9 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Finca Malayeto

The Viña Zorzal Malayeto is made from the fruit of old Grenache bush vines in Finca Malayeto, a 2.4 hectare plot in Fitero in the Ribera Baja region, which forms part of the Navarre appellation. Influenced by a continental climate rather than a Mediterranean one, this vineyard is one of the oldest in Navarre where vines manage to survive thanks to their roots digging deep through the stony soils to look for water. Rainfall permeates the soil and the stones help retain the heat on sunny days. The soil is also made up of chalk, clay, limestone and even volcanic basalt.

Vine age40 years
SoilStony / Chalk / Limestone / Clay / Volcanic
ClimateContinental
Altitude520.00 meters

The winery

Viña Zorzal

Viña Zorzal

Back in 1989 Antonio Sanz finally fulfilled his dream of creating his own wines in Navarre after a long career working in the world of wine production. Years later, in 2007, his sons continued his dream by setting up the Viña Zorzal winery based on their father's philosophy of taking the utmost care of vines in order to make excellent wines. Viña Zorzal Wines, dedicated to producing wines in the DO Navarra and DOC Rioja regions, was born with the...

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