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Mas Mallola 2016

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€22.60
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Mas Mallola 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 20 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock

€22.60
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Details

A remarkable value which voices the Priorat terroir in a most elegant way, Mas Mallola is made from 18 hectares of low-yielding grapevines up to 40 years of age. Located near the town of Porrera,they are planted at altitudes between 400 and 700 metres above sea level.

Produced by the Marco Abella winery, the 2016 vintage of this Spanish red wine wine is made mainly from Grenache, complemented with some Carignan. Thus, this Vi de Vila includes no international varieties in the blend not to dilute its local character.

Harvested by hand, the organically and biodynamically farmed grapes were selected on site and separately vinified according to its variety and plot of origin.

First, they were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days, and subsequently macerated for 30 days. After that, this Priorat red wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels of different sizes from 5 different origins. Finally, the wine was blended, bottled and aged for some months in the cellar before its release.

Decant Mas Mallola 2016 for minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Drink now until 2028.

Additional Information

Appearance

The biodynamic red wine Mas Mallola has an intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Loads of ripe red and black fruit, mingled with notions of clove, cocoa and nutmeg over a background of dark mineral, dry earth, aromatic herbs, tobacco, blue flowers and balsam. The nose of Mas Mallola exhibits a wonderfully local character, typical of a thoroughbred crianza red wine from Priorat.

Palate

Masterly crafted, this wine by Marco Abella has a smoothness that delights the palate and makes its depth all the more inviting. Juicy notes of fruit, underpinned by remembrances of liquorice, black stones, cocoa, Mediterranean undergrowth, lavender and menthol. Fresh and lively, this blend of Grenache & Carignan has some ripe tannins and a very long, mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

A great wine at a very reasonable price, Marco Abella Mas Mallola 2016 will considerably improve in the bottle over the next years.

OTHER VINTAGES

Mas Mallola 2015:

Enterwine 93. Wine Enthusiast 93. Silver Medal - Decanter WWA.

Mas Mallola 2014:

Enterwine 93. Aged for 20 months.

Mas Mallola 2013:

Enterwine 92.

Mas Mallola 2009:

Peñín 91. Golden Leaf - Vinum Nature Contest 2015.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 20
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Silver Medal
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 70%, Cariñena 30%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cod, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. ze mallola review by Gender neutral on 6/11/2018
    Value

    Remarkable, but not up there already. I think that it will peak in about 3-4 years.

  2. Mallola clinic review by Go to the on 4/11/2018
    Value

    Enchanting wine. So fresh and mineral. Fruit is sweet like a dream.

  3. exc review by Mont Orion on 9/9/2017
    Value

    An exceptional wine. The soul of Priorat and an elegance that you rarely find outside of France. Lovely.

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