Los Corrales de Moncalvillo Maturana Blanca 2020

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Description

The Moncalvillo Maturana Blanca is a grape that has re-emerged in the past 30 years through DNA recovery. A native grape to the Navarette area, it is believed that the variety fell victim to phylloxera and vanished from commercial production for several decades. Luckily, Carlos Rubio Villanúa in Bodegas Corral has taken on the project of reintroducing the grape to the Rioja Alta terroir on the Camino de Santiago. A unique wine with deep complexity, you can almost taste the history of the lost grape.

Grapes are picked by hand, cool fermented in steel and aged for 2 months in French oak barrels with a further 3 months in bottle prior to release. Beautifully gold in colour, heady savoury notes of toasted nuts, caramel and honey marry with baked apple and dried apricot fruit notes. Full and concentrated on the palate, almost oily in texture with layers upon layer of flavour, dried and tropical fruits, apricot, banana and apple, with honey, vanilla, floral and spice notes, on a massively long finish.

This wine would pair delightfully with creamy sauces, with fish, chicken or pork.

  • Full, rich, complex
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2027
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Producer: Bodegas Corral (Don Jacobo)

Bodegas Corral was established in 1898 and remains in the Corral family hands to this day. The Don Jacobo brand that adorns most of winery's labels is named after the pilgrimage Way of St. James, or Camino de Santiago, with Corral the only winery in Rioja to sit right on the world heritage route.

Corral were early adopters to organic growing and, despite their modest size compared to some of the huge commercial producers in the region, have one of the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Rioja. By 2023 the entire vineyard holdings will be certified organic and all wines are already vegan certified. The philosophy is to sacrifice volume for quality and environmental harmony, to future proof the winery and vineyards, and make sure that the next generation of the family inherit something very special.

Vineyard plantings include indigenous varietals Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Viura, with increasing focus on rarer varietals such as Tempranillo Blanco, Graciano, Maturana Tinta and Blanco, and Garnacha Blanca.

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