Red Wine Malpuesto 2020
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An exquisite varietal Tempranillo, Malpuesto is produced from a single vineyard planted in 1931 at an altitude of 520 metres above sea level. Grown in poor, sandy soils, the vines have very low yields.
Harvest was carried out by hand in little, 15-kg. boxes to prevent grape bruising. Once in the cellar, the grape bunches were destemmed, left uncrushed, and subsequently macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.
Afterwards, this Spanish red wine of Bodegas Orben winery was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it underwent malolactic fermentation with periodic punch-downs and pump-overs.
Finally, Malpuesto 2020 was aged for over a period of 15 months in new, fine grained French oak barrels.
This Crianza red wine from La Rioja was neither clarified nor filtered prior to its bottling, so it may contain some sediment.
Produced only in exceptional vintages, it is advisable to decant this red wine from La Rioja 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Malpuesto is medium purple with a garnet rim.
Intense and multi-layered, this old-vines Tempranillo carries some creamy notes of black fruit, wild berries, blue flowers, and balsam, alongside some and aromas of cocoa powder, freshly ground coffee, cedar, leather, tobacco, dry earth, mineral and underbrush. Complex and seductive.
This wine from Bodegas Orben is fresh and sinewy, and has a remarkable complexity. Pristine hints of blackcurrants, graphite, lavender and violets, alongisde remembrances of earth and turf, notions of aromatic herbs and underbrush over a toasted and spicy background. Long, complex finish with a balsamic and earthy tang.
|Our personal opinion||
A serious and elegant Rioja red wine, Malpuesto 2020 of Bodegas Orben will make a special occasion a truly memorable one.
Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Guia Peñín 96.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 96.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 96. Parker 92.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 95. Parker 91+.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Parker 92. Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|