Red Wine Malpaso 2016

Varietal Syrah from the Méntrida DO aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 8 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Méntrida
Mono-variety: Syrah
Wineries: Bodegas Canopy
P 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Malpaso 2016, by Bodegas Canopy, is a single varietal Syrah produced in Méntrida, an area belonging to the increasingly famous region of the Gredos Mountains.

This Spanish red wine was crafted from vines 15 to 20 years old grown in sandy soils at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level.

Harvested by hand and carefully selected, once in the cellar the grapes were cold-soaked prior to alcoholic fermentation.

Then the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, it was transferred into 50% new and 50% 2nd year 400 and 500-litre French oak barrels.

There, this varietal Syrah from Méntrida completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 8 months.

Malpaso 2016 was not filtered or clarified prior to its bottling.

Drink until 2021. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

Malpaso has an intense, clean, bright cherry-coloured robe with a bluish rim.


This red wine from Méntrida shows plenty of varietal character. Black fruit, aromatic herbs, clove, pepper, a dash of chocolate, black olives, wet earth and some mineral remembrances.


Fresh, gentle and well-structured, this red wine made solely from Syrah by Bodegas Canopy has some ripe tannins and a good acidity. Ripe mulberries, laurel, some smokey nuances, black pepper and undergrowth. Long, delicately sweet finish.

Our personal opinion

Malpaso 2016 is a fresh, honest, utterly enjoyable Syrah from central Spain.


Malpaso 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.

Malpaso 2012:

Peñín 94. Parker 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Méntrida
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker's Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Syrah
Pairings Civet, Duck, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Soup and rice, Stew, Stews
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
2 Reviews
great syrah
Cool climate Syrah. Delicious, and incredibly priced.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
Is this the best Syrah produced in Spain? I honestly think so, at least to my knowledge. The altitude gives the wine a supple character and a great freshness, and the varietal character is very present.
Review by (Posted on 23 October 2017)
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