Sunday, 5 May 2019

Tintilla 2017 14.5%, Peter Maurer

Opaque young black red with a tight purple rim beginning to show a little ruby.
Full and still a little closed but it exudes fresh young black fruits like a mix of bramble, blueberry and bramble. It also exudes a youthful freshness and a gentle fresh tang showing perfectly ripe fresh fruit which is not overpowered by the oak used in maturation which comes through slowly with faintly spicy balsamic traces, but overall, it is all about fruit.
Full bodied and quite tight being young still, and with a firm structure and attractive slightly chewy texture but the tannins are not aggressive and perfectly balance with the fruit, and acidity is spot on. Everything seems to be in perfect harmony and augurs well for interesting development over the next 4 - 5 years.
This is the first release of this new wine in the impressive Peter Maurer stable and made from 100% organic Tintilla grapes which are indigenous to Cádiz. As the firm´s vineyards are not planted to Tintilla, he bought in carefully selected grapes from Bodega Forlong which is also organic. Temperature control was applied during maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks as at lower temperatures the wine ferments more slowly and retains maximum freshness. It was then aged in fine grain medium-toast oak barrels for 12 months in an environment where temperature and humidity were carefully controlled before being fined with organic egg white and contract bottled at the bodega he rents in Vejer de la Frontera.
15.75, Licores Corredera

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