Javier Sanz - SingularV Malcorta Verdejo
Javier Sanz Viticultor is a winery in the heart of the Valladolid province in the town of La Seca (Rueda D.O., Castile and León, Spain) and specialises in the creation of quality, signature wines. The winery is good for 104 hectares of vineyards and produce about 700.000 bottles per year.
Javier Sanz – SingularV Malcorta Verdejo (89 tsomw points)
The variety Verdejo Marcorta was almost extinguished but, after years of research, Javier Sanz Viticultor has managed to bring it back to use in order to craft this unique wine. It is an extremely unusual clone of Verdejo which was no longer used due to the difficulty of its harvesting (which explains the name “Mal-corta” : Bad/difficult to cut).
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the nose delicate aromas of citrus, apricot, white flowers and some hints of almond, apple and fennel.
On the palate dry, medium-bodied with nice acidity, freshness and fruitness. Flavours of peach, pear ans apple on a mineral background.
It ends with a long salty and refreshing finish.
Website winery: www.bodegajaviersanz.com
It is quite a late-ripening variety actually the last one to be harvested. It also grows in small and tight bunches, which makes it ripen with a higher acidity, producing refreshingly balanced and concentrated wines. It is harvested at a perfect ripening point. Very careful winemaking, including cold maceration, juice settling for 24 hours, gravity-led racking and a slow, cold fermentation (below 15ºC) in stainless steel tanks, seeking to retain fruit aromas.
Serve cold, between 8º C and 10ºC. We recommend to match it with grilled and smoked fish. Fish casseroles and cold soups.