White Wine Calvente 2022
Dry white wine from Granada. Varietal Moscatel de Alejandría briefly aged on lees.
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A dry Spanish white wine from Bodegas H. Calvente, Calvente is one of the few Spanish wines listed in the prestigious "1,001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die" guide, written by Neil Beckett.
This remarkable high-altitude wine is made from Moscatel de Alejandría grapes grown in Sierra del Chaparral, Granada, a mountain range located between Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean coast. The 50 to 120-year old vines are grown on steep slopes and scattered over several plots covering 14.5 hectares in total.
Located at altitudes between 750 and 1,025 metres above sea level, the region has a continental microclimate with Mediterranean influences that allow for a slow, steady ripening of the grapes and yields exceptional results.
Harvested at dawn a little earlier than usual, the handpicked grapes were brought to the cellar in small, 15 kg. boxes. Fermented in stainless steel tanks under strict temperature control, Calvente 2022 was then aged on its lees for some months. Finally, this white wine from Granada was filtered before bottling.
This varietal white wine aged on lees is yummy and characterful.
The white wine Calvente is medium yellow with a greenish hue.
At first, this varietal Moscatel de Alejandría suggests dim aromas of yellow and tropical fruit, nuanced by hints of jasmine and orange blossom over a background of mineral and citrus.
This dry white wine of Bodegas Calvente has grip and focus. Lemon, pomelo and tangerine over a dry, mineral background. Fresh and persistent, the wine has an uplifting acidity and a long mineral aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
The unconventional Calvente 2022 shows a different side of the well-known Muscat grape. An original, excellent dry young white wine.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Mono-Varietal||Moscatel de Alejandría|
|Pairings||Alone, Baked whitefish, Cod, Creams, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Poultry, Risotto, Rosted piglet, Salads with lite seasonings, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|