Laventura Malvasia 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

Spain, Rioja
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‘This wine has a golden colour with a floral nose that has fruit aromas of gooseberry, orange peel, apricot, flint and almonds. The palate is dry with a medium acid and body. Apple, grapefruit and lemon are present on the palate combined with a creamy texture.’ – MacRobert and Canals

This vintage has not been rated yet, see vintage 2018

'Frost meant that they couldn't produce Malvasía in 2017, so the follow-up to the 2016 is the 2018 Laventura Malvasía. It was produced with Malvasía Riojana (Alarije/Subirat Parent) grapes from old, dry-farmed vines in Leza, trying to express the character of the grape, which is shy and not aromatic like the name Malvasía might suggest. It fermented and matured in concrete egg, where it matured for 12 months. The wines always have an austere profile, and this is no exception. The nose is quite shy; he goes for a more reductive approach in the winery with the idea that the wines are going to develop in bottle. There are notes of white fruit, and the palate reveals similar flavors, clean, balanced, with moderate alcohol and mellow acidity. Only 750 bottles were filled in August 2019.' 2020 - 2023.' – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Oct 2020)

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Bryan MacRobert
Alcohol 13%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Malvasia
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Malvasia
Technical analysis RS: 1.0 g/l | TA: 5.0 g/l |PH: 3.4
Producer information Former Young Gun, Bryan MacRobert, moved to Rioja 7 years ago to start Laventura. Today, his new terroir-driven wines are causing a fuss! ‘I want to make Rioja as it once was. I’m trying to make honest wines,’ says Bryan whose wines are refreshing, innovative and true-to-terroir style of Rioja. With cellars located in the centre of La Rioja, they source high-quality grapes from the whole region. The vineyards are often 40 to 90 years old and harvesting is done by hand. ‘It’s time to take Rioja far more seriously,’ writes Tim Atkin MW as the Rioja landscape changes dramatically.
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