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Payoya Negra 2016

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Payoya Negra 2016


  • Vintage. 12 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15


Enterwine Score 94
Media rating 94

Availability: In stock



This Spanish red wine is produced by the Perelada Group through its brand Finca La Melonera.

The main aim of the project is to recover some precious, long-forgotten native grapes from the southern Spanish DO Sierras de Málaga.

Thus, Payoya Negra is made from a blend defined by Syrah, and complemented with Grenache, Tintilla de Rota and the little-known Romé.

The grapes were separately harvested in tiny, 7-kg. boxes. After that, they were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then this red wine from Ronda was aged in big French oak vats from Allier for 12 months. Finally, it was aged for a further months in the cellar before its release.

Decant Payoya Negra 2016 30 minutes before drinking.

Drink now until 2022.

Incidentally, Payoya is the name of an indigenous goat breed from the Ronda Mountains. That goat breed also gives its name to Payoyo, a superb cheese made from its milk.

Additional Information


The red wine Payoya Negra has an intense cherry colour with some purple tinges.


Rich aromas of toast and dry earth, underpinned by notes of juicy red and black fruit, sweet spices, balsam, flowers and an idiosyncratic note of wild underbrush -typical of the Romé grape- define this red wine from Málaga.


Meaty and palate-coating, this red wine by Finca La Melonera is also quite complex. Kirsch liquor, raspeberries, some lactic remembrances and some hints of aromatic herbs, blue flowers, vegetables and spices. Excellent acidity, ripe tannins and an overall fresh character. This blend with Tintilla de Rota has a long, fruity finish. 

Our personal opinion

From the virtually unknown region of Sierras de Málaga, the well crafted and original Payoya Negra 2016 simply oozes personality.


Payoya Negra 2015:

Enterwine 94.

Payoya Negra 2014:

Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.

Payoya Negra 2013:

Tintilla de Rota (45%), Syrah (25%), Grenache (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%). Enterwine 93. Peñín 91.

Payoya Negra 2012:

Blend of Tintilla de Rota (45%), Grenache (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon. (25%). Peñín 92.

Payoya Negra 2011:

Blend of Syrah (60%), Tintilla de Rota (20%) & Cabernet Sauvignon. Challenge International du Vin 2015 (39th Edition): Gold Medal. Peñín 93.

Payoya Negra 2010:

Peñín 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Málaga-Sierras de Málaga
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Syrah 50%, Garnacha 30%, Tintilla de Roma 10%, Rome 10%.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. pN review by Pollie Peachum on 9/9/2017

    This wine is very original. I discovered aromas and flavours that I had never experienced before. Go for it!!

  2. Sense títol review by Maura Butler on 5/30/2016

    Nice wine!!!

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