VARIETALS: 100% Malvar
VINEYARD: Vines planted in 1950. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 645 m (2,116 ft) elevation.
WINEMAKING: The must is macerated for 12 hours and fermented at a cold temperature of 50F for 20 days. Fermentation occurs half in stainless steel tanks and half in cement. Fermentation in cement allows for the softest process of micro-oxygenation.
AGING: Steel tanks.
FUN FACT: This wine presents the best of both worlds: the Malvar grape combines the acidity of Sauvignon Blanc with the body of an unoaked Chardonnay. The rare grape is indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the principal white variety of the Madrid wine region. It is also known as Lairén (but it's not the same varietal as Airén)
90% of Vinos de Madrid DO wines are made from organically grown grapes. The vineyards are old vine, dry farmed, tended organically and are head pruned in the traditional manner.
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