Red Wine MHV 2015
Red wine from Málaga-Sierras de Málaga. Blend of native grapes Tintilla de Rota and Romé aged for 6 months in oak barrels.
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The remarkable MHV is the new flagship Spanish red wine of the Finca La Melonera winery. This wine substitutes the hitherto known as Embajador Gálvez.
As it happens in each and every part of Spain, the sunny region of Andalusia possesses a rich array of indigenous varieties that, up until now, had been sadly underestimated.
Luckily, though, the tide is changing.
The people at the Finca La Melonera winery are working very hard to recover that precious heritage. The region they have chosen to show the full potential of Andalusian native varieties belongs to the the province of Málaga. Labelled as Sierras de Málaga, the place is located at altitudes between 600 and 900 metres above sea level. A pristine environment where the vineyards grow surrounded by many kinds of aromatic plants and some mighty holm oaks.
As for the grapes, this red wine from Málaga is made from a blend of Tintilla de Rota and Romé. Both were manually harvested and selected twice, on site and in the cellar. Then 50% of the wine was vinified in stainless steel tanks, and the other half completed the process in open, 300-litre French oak barrels.
After a long maceration period, all of the wine MHV 2015 was aged for 6 months in the aforementioned barrels. Then this red wine from native Andalusian varieties was blended and aged for a further months in the bottle before its release.
The result of a great effort, this MHV (Mankind Heritage Vines) is a love letter to the land. Production is extremely limited.
Drink until 2023. Gently decant it 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine from Andalusia MHV has a dark cherry colour with a violet rim.
Powerful aromas, beginning with some enticing notes of Mediterranean forest and underbrush. As the wine MHV Serie 4 opens, an amazingly pure fruit appears, particularly black, combined with some spicy and toasted nuances. This blend of Tintilla and Romé also suggests mineral nuances, hints of red flowers and notes of balsam, lavender and earth.
First thing we notice is how fresh the wine is. Texture is silky and delicate, and the complexity of the wine goes hand in hand with a superb drinkability. The notes of fruit and spices are underscored by a real sense of place, a truly idiosyncratic character. Very good acidity and delicately sweet tannins. This red wine by Finca La Melonera has a long finish, leaving some mineral and balsamic remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
A one-of-a-kind wine, MHV 2015 opens up new vistas for wine knowledge.
Embajador Gálvez 2012:
Aged for 12 months. Enterwine 93.
|D.O.||Málaga-Sierras de Málaga|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Percentage of variety||Tintilla de Rota 60%, Rome 40%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement|