A typical, delicately fruity varietal expression. White peach is dominant, accompanied by notes of lime. The palate is oily, yet bright thanks to the acidity. Lime and grapefruit on the aftertaste with an elegant sweet feeling.
(Wine tasted on 12 January 2023)
IN THE VINEYARD
Elevation: Up to 100 m
Planting orientation: From SW to NE / 73 degrees
Soil: Stony, rich in organic matter
Age of vines : Up to 22 years
Pruning system: Single royat
Yield/ha: 5,000 kg of fresh grapes
Harvest dates with grape sorting
Kickoff date: 29 August 2022 / End: 1 September 2022
Fermentable sugars: 21.3 oBrix
Note: It was a challenging year for Malagousia. Despite the cooler than in 2021 summer, there was intense and long precipitation at the worse time possible, that is just a few days before starting collecting the grapes; given the susceptibility of the variety in such conditions, there was a really short window to harvest. Again, a wild hog attack had preceded, with significantly less damage than in the previous year. So, while the Malagousia block gave us an initial yield of 5,000 kilos per hectare, the damages and the scrupulus fruit selection on harvesting, left us to work with approximately 2,000 kilos of fresh grapes per hectare. Taking into consideration those -impossible to ignore- conditions, together with the physiology of the variety, we decided that “pied de cuve” with native yeasts could not be an option for the 2022 vintage.
AT THE WINERY
Grape sorting on a vibrating conveyor belt table. 24-hour skin contact. Classic white vinification in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16oC. 3-month lees contact.
The long rain just before harvest and its impact on the grapes (shown in our measurements), led us to the decision to add tartaric acid (1gr/lt) in the beginning of the vinification this year. Tartaric is one of the natural acids contained in grapes.
INGREDIENTS: Fresh grapes of Malagousia, tartaric acid (1gr/lt), sulphites (93 mg/lt).
NUTRITION DECLARATION PER 100 ML:
Energy: 69 Kcal / 289 Kj
Fat: 0 gr
Saturated: 0 gr
Carbohydrates: 0.18 gr
Sugars: 0.18 gr
Protein: >0.1 gr
Salt: 0 gr