Alonso & Pedrajo La Pequeñita Blanco Maturana 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

Spain, Rioja
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‘The very dark orange 2019 La Pequeñíta Blanco Macerado Maturana Blanca has a very intense nose of peach in syrup that makes you think of a sweet wine, with notes of quince paste, earth and some spices. It's heavily marked by the maceration with skins in two ancient tinajas (300- and 600-liter) and one 500-liter oak barrel during a slow four-week fermentation; the wine was kept in contact with the skins for four months and then moved to a 500-liter and a 600-liter oak barrel, where the wine decanted with weekly bâtonnage and rested for seven months. It's a wild and characterful wine with 14% alcohol and a pH of 3.35, so with lots of freshness and piercing acidity (the signature of the variety) and a very tasty, salty finish where the texture comes through as chalky and dense. 1,362 bottles were filled in August 2020. 2022 – 2027.’ – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 93/100

‘Like the Malvasía under the same label, Alberto Pedrajo's Maturana Blanca is aged in a combination of larger barrels and amphoras. Sourced from Cuzcurrita, it's flinty and stony, with ample concentration, pear, pink grapefruit and clementine flavours and a hint of oak spices. 2023-27.’ – Tim Atkin MW, 2023 Rioja Report, 92/100

‘It's unusual to find Maturana Blanca in Rioja, even more unusual to find a skin-contact orange version. Made by Javier Alonso and Alberto Pedrajo – members of the Rioja n Roll group of new wave producers – this spends 100 days in amphora then seven months in oak. Tangy orchard fruit, quince and spice aromas lead to a textured palate with super freshness. Layers of flavour – dried orange peel, apple, pink grapefruit, tropical notes of dried mango – with brisk acidity and a lipsmacking saline finish. Characterful! 2023-2025’ – Julie Sheppard, Decanter, 92/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Javier Alonso and Alberto Pedrajo
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 100% Maturana
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Maturana
Rating WA 93
Technical analysis PH: 3.35
Producer information Alonso & Pedrajo is a project born out of a friendship between Javier Alonso and Alberto Pedrajo. Started in 2011, they have since being crafting their wines from very old and newly planted vines in the village of Villalba de Rioja. 70% of their grapes come from around the village making up their three wine collections: La Pequeñita, Sauñé and Valdinero. Their wines are experimental, exciting and elegant characterized by its clay-calcareous soils as well as their continental and Atlantic climates.
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