A very good example of a Rueda wine, this cannot be called a Verdejo as it has some Viura in it which is why the price is lower than 100% Verdejo wines. Produced by Bodegas Mocen, this is a very easy to drink young white wine.
Colour:Medium intense golden yellow with occasional green hues.
Nose:On the nose it is big, with intense aromas of its Verdejo variety, hay and ripened tropical fruit.
Taste:In the mouth, it is fresh, fruity, oily, big, consistent, round and balanced.
“Pomell” is a Catalan word meaning bouquet of several different wild flowers. As this is a wine of blended grape varieties, having a floral character, we have wanted to draw this linguistic analogy.
It is a perfect combination of the uniqueness of Xarel·lo with the sophistication of Chardonnay.
Each of the varieties that make up this coupage is produced separately as well as being aged on the lees separately in underground fermentation vats in the manner of the great wines of Loire and Chablis. Upon completion of the aging process, the blending process takes place based on the vintage and the character of each of its components.
Jarrarte Blanco is a young white wine produced by Abel Mendoza, from La Rioja.
Abel Mendoza and his wife Maite Fernández gather the attributes of a great winegrower. Attachment to their land, passion for their vineyards, wisdom accumulated by experience, respect for tradition and an intense love for their work. In 1989 they labelled their first Jarrarte Maceración Carbónica, (also available in Malta) made from vineyards located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Rioja). Today they present their new Jarrarte Blanco 2018, a coupage of Viura and Malvasía with a small amount of White Torrontés and White Grenache. An initial and fresh white wine ideal as an aperitif glass or accompanying a spring and a summer meal.
Value for money, easily the best Albarino on the market. It is a challenge to find a drinkable Albarino in single figures, but we have two! The reason the wines are expensive is that most of the work has to be done manually.
This is a fantastic example of a day to day Albarino, produced by Bodegas Santiago Roma, in Rias Baixas.
Colour:Bright straw colour.
Nose:Balsamic aromas of laurel with a touch of dry eucalyptus leaf and ripe apple.
Taste:On the palate it is bursting with freshly cut grass, and lemon. It has a pleasant, measured bitterness that gives it a liveliness and suggestiveness ideal for accompanying seafood, fish, grilled vegetables and of course white meat.
A great wine made by Bodegas Pazo San Mauro, from Rias Baixas, using 100% Albariño.
Colour:Brilliant, straw yellow colour with greenish hues.
Nose:The nose has an intense varietal personality, ripe apples, peaches, citrus and floral notes with all the splendid characteristics of the Albariño grape.
Taste:Bone dry, fruity, full and silky on the palate, fresh citrus, peach, dried pineapple, orchard fruit flavours and minerals dominate, well balanced, good body and acidity with a lingering floral finish.
This is the fourth vintage of Incrocio Manzoni, a little known variety in our country, which Joan Milà (1943-2010) “discovered” and fell in love with on one of his trips to Italy. It is a variety called Manzoni Bianco or Incrocio Manzoni originally from the province of Treviso. In fact, it is a cross between Riesling Renano and Pinot Blanc conducted by Professor Luigi Manzoni. It was one of the most interesting outcomes after a series of various tests carried out in the mid-twentieth century with the aim of identifying new grape varieties that could complement those already existing in the Veneto region.
This variety stands out for the complexity provided by the PINOT BLANC and the aromatic strength of the RIESLING. Well-managed, it results in complex, aromatic wines with great aging potential. It has to be tried!
At Mas Comtal, up to the early 60s, Xarel·lo predominated. It coexisted with some Sumoll although, due to its low concentration of colouring agents in the skin, it was made into white wine. At that time, wine was sold in bulk. It was in the early 60s, with the increase in demand for white grapes to produce the base wine for cava, that the Sumoll and much of the Xarel·lo began to be replaced by Parellada and Macabeu. From 1966 to 1993, all grapes were sold to cava producers. We can therefore say that from 1960 to 1982, the vineyard was geared towards producing grapes for cava base wine: Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada.
In the early 80s, Albert Milà, with the help and unconditional support of his brother winemaker Joan Milà (1943-2010), a new era was entered upon with the aim of producing quality wines, transforming the family business by completing the production cycle:from planting the vines, their cultivation, making quality wine from the grapes and, once bottled, its marketing. This process led to the reorientation of the winemaking process by substituting Macabeu and Parellada for other varieties aimed at producing quality still wines and, subsequently, to implementing organic production in all 40 hectares of vineyard. Only the Xarel·lo grapevines have been preserved; today, all aged between 50 and 80 years old. The grapes of those oldest vines are the ones that have gone into producing these first 2,848 bottles of 75 cl.
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Spaniche Wines Malta has been established since 2017 and in that time has expanded and diversified its operation from solely importing Spanish wines, to now importing and distributing wines, spirits, beers and mixers. One thing hasn’t changed though, we insist on finding quality at good prices which we can then pass on to our clients.
Spain undoubtedly produces the best wines in the world when it comes to quality versus price. There are cheaper wines on the market, that is for sure, but when you compare the quality, Spanish wines are head and shoulders above the rest. As an example, try a bottle of Maro Carinena 2018 for €7.
The wines come from small, mainly family-run wineries in different regions such as Ribera del Duero, Navarra, Rioja, Priorat, Rueda, Rias Baixas and a few more.
Our mission is to offer the most comprehensive range of Spanish wines in Malta and Gozo. We already import the largest number of gins on these islands, along with three ranges of tonic waters and mixers to complement each gin.
Browse the shop, if there is anything you need that is not on there, email us. If we can't get it, we may well know who can.