Vingård: Bodegas Canopy
, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha
|Vintype: Tør rødvin||Område: DO Méntrida|
|Årgang: 2012||Region: Castilla-La Mancha|
|Alkohol: 14%||Druer: 100% Syrah|
|Indhold: 75 cl||Fadlagring: Ja - 12 md. i 400-500 lt. egefade|
Vineyards: 15 years old espalier vineyards on sandy soils.
Grape varieties: Syrah 100%
Processing: Prefermentative maceration at cold temperature. Temperature controlled fermentation with 15 days of maceration. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Non-stabilized, unfiltered.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels in 400 and 500 litres barrels.
Production: 19,500 bottles of 0.75 L.
Alcohol % Vol. 14.0
Whole acidity 6.19
Canopy was born as a project by 2 oenologist friends, professionals of the wine world, enterprise and hotel business: Alfonso Chacón and Belarmino Fernández. Two very different personalities who join together in order to accomplish their dream: to make a high quality wine from the vineyard.
It all begins in 2004 with the selection of the vineyards and the bet for the D.O. Méntrida, in Toledo. Though it is true that this D.O. did not enjoy a good reputation, being specialized from the old days in the production of bulk wines and with very few wineries committed to make a bottled quality wine, it complied with an essential condition: an old vineyard basically based on the Garnacha variety and the peculiar characteristics of the terrain.
The search for our vineyards led us to discover one of the best terroirs in the area. The plots are located in a mountain range, at 750 metres altitude, over siliceous soils, with great abundante of granitic mother rock. A poor substratum, adapted from the old times to the cultivation of the wine grape. The Garnacha vineyards, planted in the 50 and 60 decades, are head-trained within narrow limits, sinceit was costumery to work with animals.
Anmeldelser / Medaljer for årgang 2008:
Den Spanske Penin-guide: 95 point
Robert Parker RATING: 93 points
DRINK: 2013 - 2016, ESTIMATED COST: $30
SOURCE: eRobertParker.com,#206, Apr 2013.
The 2008 Malpaso is pure Syrah aged in 20% new and 80% old French oak, 30% without de-stemming. It has a lovely, intriguing bouquet of blackberry, fresh rose petals and minerals that is both sophisticated and appealing. The palate is well-balanced with succulent ripe blackberry and briary on the entry. There is a core of sweetness here, but it is counterbalanced by the crisp acidity and the stem addition lending it leafiness towards the controlled, refined, but flavor-packed finish. This is another superb wine from this producer. Drink now-2016.
Now here is a challenger to Jimenez-Landi’s Crown but, hey, it is great to see two Mentrida growers giving the region such a good name. It was formed in 2004 by Alfonso Chacon y Belarmino Fernandez when they began acquiring parcels of Garnacha on Unique terroirs. Their wines come highly recommended: natural, full of character and charm, Mentrida wines you want to contemplate and savor.
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