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2016 Mestizaje Blanco, Bodega Mustiguillo, Valencia

2016 Mestizaje Blanco, Bodega Mustiguillo, Valencia

White | Drink now | Bodega Mustiguillo | Code:  43112 | 2016 | Spain > Valencia | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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WA

90/100

OTHER - 65% Merseguera (an interesting local grape), 24% Viognier and 11% Malvasia. It's perfumed on the nose, then satisfyingly crisp.
Harry Eyres, Country Life. 12th July 2017. 

WA - The white 2016 Mestizaje Blanco is a blend of dry-farmed, organically farmed Merseguera regrafted on Bobal vines and some 20% Viognier, 11% Malvasa and a 4% pinch of Macabeo. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and was kept in contact with the fine lees until it was bottled in February 2017. It feels very fresh. The vines are getting older (the Viognier and Malvasa are young), and it's serious, more reductive than oxidative, with a very balanced mouthfeel. An improvement over 2015, especially in the freshness. 51,200 bottles produced. This is sold with the generic appellation Vino de Espaa, regardless of the origin of the grapes.
Luis Gutirrez - 29/12/2017

The Producer

Bodega Mustiguillo

Bodega Mustiguillo

One word summarises the Mustiguillo message and that word is Bobal, one of the greatest and most under-rated of Spanish grape varieties, and now on the cusp of a renaissance in the Mediterranean vineyards to mirror that of the Mencia varietal in Bierzo and other parts of North-West Spain. Mustiguillo is a family project, dedicated to organic viticulture and the pursuit of elegance and finesse rather than excess oak and the like. A well-rehearsed mantra maybe, but one that does not have many adherents of such pedigree. 

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Valencia

East-facing eponymously, and Mediterranean of climate and culture, the appellation of Valencia produces wines from a diverse array of styles and grapes, including, for the white varieties, Merseguera, Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel Romano, Planta Fina, Macabeo, Chardonnay, and to a lesser extent, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon; and, for the red grapes, Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Bobal, Syrah.

Wine is bred in the bone here, and at all price points. Two of the most exciting bodegas are Bodega Mustiguillo and El Angosto, which certainly deserve to be better-known.

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