Grapes: Malvasia 80% and Malvar 20%.
About: the latest addition to the range, from a vineyard they took on believing it to be Malvar which they love, only to discover it was Malvasia. No problem, the fruit became beautifully ripe and tasted great so they vinified it separately. Picaflor from the Spanish picar ‘to nibble’. Because a mere 300 bottles made.
Location: Tajuña Valley (Madrid).
Size: 0.5 hectare.
Age: planted around 1970.
Soils: clays, limestone.
Exposition: hillsides with south and east orientation.
Average yield hl/ha: 10.
Climate: continental, hot summers, dry.
Hand harvested. Whole bunches directly pressed with a manual press. Fermented in open, used American oak barrels by indigenous yeasts. No correction or adding was done. After 10 days, alcoholic fermentation was finished and it was racked to closed, used American oak barrels for 2 months. After malolactic fermentation, it was kept in a stainless steel deposit. Several rackings were carried out to remove impurities and solid residues by decantation. Bottled without filtering or stabilisation, so it is usual and normal, during bottle life, that some precipitations occur.
Vintage notes 2019
Yield hl/ha: 10
Date Harvested: second week September
Bottles produced: 300
Date bottled: March 2020
Alcohol %: 15.26
SO2 Total mg/l: 12
Tasting: luscious, caramel, salt and pepper, apple, lemon fruit, rich yet mineral, intense yet gentle. Wine to desire.