La Pequeñita Malvasía
Sine Interventu. Minimal Intervention.
Wines in which we seek the maximum expression of the grape through the minimum possible intervention, aiming to preserve the fruit and the uniqueness of the different vineyards separately, and the personality of each year, trying to find its best expression as a whole. Wines made without hassle, taking all the time needed to make them convincing, without artifices, direct, reflecting as much as possible the characteristic nature of the land from where they come.
The vineyard is where the origin, the essence of our wines is. Responsible and reasonable viticulture of minimum intervention, with a meticulous care for the vineyards in their different cycles. Eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or chemical products. The harvest is always done by hand in small boxes of 12-14 kilos.
La Pequeñita emerges seeking to highlight the value of the small things. Whether they are small vineyards, scattered throughout the wine-growing territory of La Rioja, where the grapes come in small quantities and are doomed to be mixed with other lots. Also, small production that look for an alternative way to the more traditional methods. And small things are always taken care of with care and a minimal intervention in their elaboration. All of this is done with the love to the small things, aiming for the spirit and uniqueness of something that is born to be great.
100% Malvasía Riojana
Mainly Malvasia vineyards over 80 years old from Finca La Cala, with clay-limestone soil at the altitude of 640 meters, in Villalba de Rioja and from other surrounding vineyards where loose Malvasia vines coplanted with other varieties.
Manual harvest in boxes of 12-14 kg. One by one cluster hand selection at the table.
Partially crushed grapes vinified in an old clay amphora and barrels of 500 l. Slow spontaneous fermentation that lasts about three weeks. After finishing the alcoholic fermentation, it remained in the amphora on skin contact for four months. Once the maceration is over, the skins are gently pressed, and the wine is transferred to the barrel for ageing.
Lees are stirred weekly to induce natural decanting. Slight filtration prior to bottling. Wine of minimum intervention, without any kind of additive. Suitable for vegans. Natural Wine, No Added Sulfites.
7 months in neutral barrels on its own fine lees. After bottling, we store the wine for a minimum of 6 months in the bottle until it is ready to be sold.
Golden yellow. In the nose, notes of dry flowers and quince stand out, mixed with light herbal notes. Ripe in the mouth, but without losing its freshness. Notes of confectioner’s cream and spices with a very fluid tannin present that integrates and gives it structure.
Vintage 2018 – 92 Points
La Pequeñita Malvasía