Sitting in the sun on a terrazza overlooking the Mediterranean, a bowl of Ligurian olives, some Iberican Jamon, and a big ice bucket with a couple of bottles of wine cooling in it, there are few things I’d rather be doing. But if like me, a Spanish holiday is a little far off you can at least enjoy the trappings. The Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc is a Spanish white (I can think of no better description), lots of aroma, a lemon zest and stone fruit flavour, with a touch of mineral bubbliness and a textural finish that sort of holds on to your tastebuds. It’s lemony tartness does mean it is best enjoyed cold, and with food but what more could you want to accompany a hearty mid winter paella?
From the Winery
Marques de Tezona is named in honour of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar “El Cid” - the legendary Castilian nobleman, general and champion of central Spain. The wine is primarily sourced by the dry, high altitude plateaus of Castilla la Mancha and is made without the influence of oak as a versatile companion to seafood and lightly flavoured dishes.
The fruit is de-stemmed before a three-hour maceration on skins to increase aromatic intensity. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 16°C to maintain fruit expression and vibrancy. Malolactic fermentation is prevented during maturation on lees in tank before pre-bottling cold stabilisation and fining.
Following a very hot and dry vintage across Spain, late Autumn rains complicated an already delayed harvest. The rains performed a much needed task in refreshing the vines and ensuring the fruit maintained vibrancy but also increased disease pressure, reducing yields. Overall high quality fruit with excellent balance was received to the winery.
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WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: Castilla La Mancha, Spain
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