Thursday, 4 July 2019

Viña Matalián 2018 12%, Bodegas Primitivo Collantes

Bright, fairly pale strawy gold with golden highlights.
Very attractive with lots of light, super fresh orchard aromas like apple and pear with distant traces of mandarin and paraguayo peach along with hints of white flowers and a little herbaceousness. While it seems fairly delicate at first, there is some intensity behind.
It starts with a burst of apple and then goes on a journey through all the aforementioned fruits enlivened by nicely judged and refreshing acidity which makes it feel almost crunchy. There are many subtle nuances and it is very clean. Naturally there is a faintly saline note accompanied by a dry chalky texture from the albariza and it all comes together and balances perfectly.
7,000 bottles of this dry Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz were produced in 2018 from the Palomino grown in the firm´s 19.5 hectare Viña Matalián near Chiclana which is in the Productio Zone. They have two other vineyards: Pozo Galván (17.3ha) and Viña El Inglés (18.31). Two table wines are made from Matalián musts: this one, and a sweeter version, the Semidulce, consisting of Palomino and some Moscatel. The vineyard soil is albariza, mostly the quite hard but very pure tajón type, and the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After fermentation the wine is left on its lees before minimal filtration and bottling. No ageing takes place and there is  no flor involved.
5.90 euros, Licores Corredera

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