Malaparte "Espantalobos" 2014
... "If there is something that makes wine special, Malaparte Espantalobos, that is its destemming" grape to grape ", to guarantee all the fruit power of the Tempranillo grape without any decorations.”…
Viticulture and vinification:
Handy harvest was done into 12kg boxes with of course the double selection of the bounches at vineyard and winery.We made a viticulture acording to our vineyard situated at 900m, with limestone soil respecting the enviroment and wildlife. Into the winery we made a slow start of the fermentation with low temperatures till the begining of it.
Fermentation and maceration for a total of 15 days during which temperature was controlled oxygenation and frequent pumping over 24 hours. We filter the wine and only use the free flowing one to continue the process. We filter the wine and only use the free flowing one to continue the process. Malolactic fermentation is done in casks.
Eighteen months ageing is done in French oak casks, 225l – 300l with médium toasted oak.
Due to not using filtration or clarification could allow small particles to appear in the wine.
Sight: Dark, deep, opaque, thick tears and slow detachment, cherry red ..
Nose: deep, intense and complex aromas, black fruits, jams, caramel, eucalyptus, earth, graphite, cloves ... the toasts of its long aging in oak are perfectly intermixed with those of the grape variety, licorice, plum jam .
Palate: silky to the touch with the palate, full of fruit, with volume, full of flavors that reproduce the aromas that we intuited on the nose, long memories after drinking that leaves a pleasant, and subtle, final bitterness. Balanced.
red meats, cured cheeses, iberian hamper