2016 Mustiguillo Mestizaje Blanco
From the almost lost indigenous variety, Merseguera, these estate vines are grown organically at Finca Calvestra, at about 3000 feet altitude. These vines were grafted onto existing Bobal vines (of over 40 years) where the Bobal could not reach maturity due to the altitude.
The Viognier is immediately apparent on the nose with apricot, tropical fruit and honey while underlying notes of white peach, scented flowers and citrus hints creep in from the Merseguera. The tightwire balance between the fleshy Viognier/Malvasia and taut Merseguera continue with a fresh, fruity and floral attack and an unctuous mid palate that is kept in check by bracing acidity. Truly one of a kind, Mestizaje shows its unique personality is this pleasant, crispy, imminently friendly wine.
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.
Wine Advocate, 90 points
Spain, El Terrerazo
74% Merseguera, 18% Viognier & 8% Malvasia
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