2018 Muchada-Léclapart Elixir
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (12.5%)|
|Drink window||2021 - 2026|
The new Cult wines of Spain, that's how we can call the wines of Alejandro Muchada, because the international wine press is unanimous in praise of these wines.
Alejandro Muchada had little affinity with wine in his student days. Alejandro Muchada comes from Cadiz and had little affinity with wine in his student days, but got the wine bug. The name David Léclapart meant nothing to him when he accidentally met him during a tour of France and decided to help during the harvest of champagne house Léclapart. That summer was the start for him on a journey of discovery within biodynamics and becoming a 'vigneron'.
All this resulted in a biodynamic approach to the albariza when they returned home to Sanlucar de Barrameda. Still wines based on palomino and moscatel without mutage (strengthening with alcohol, which is usual for sherry). Wines that are special, one by one, not filtered, nor aged with flor, and all come from certain plots. Alejandro and David own a total of 3 hectares that are biodynamically processed.
The Elixir is a new dry blend of Palomino and Moscatel grapes. The Palomino comes from old vines in Viña La Platera of Pago Miraflores in Sanlúcar on classic albariza soils, and the Moscatel comes from Viña Camino del Puerto in the Pago Abulagar in the village of Chipiona on sandy soils with some clay. There is 60% Palomino and 40% Moscatel, and it is fermented in Bordeaux oak barrels with native yeasts. Small yields of 1500-2500 liters per hectare, very unusual for this region. Fermentation and aging in old Bordelese barrels. Spontaneous fermentation without intervention or intervention and minimal addition of sulphite. The wines are bottled unfiltered and without cold stabilization.
The Elixir has a light color with some cloudiness in the glass. It is perfumed, clean, expressive and showy, with notes of orange blossom, white pepper and a salty/salty twist. The taste is dry, serious, balanced, with focused flavors and a dry finish with a bitter twist. Rolling adds even more complexity and nuances. Very surprising and pleasant. Amazing length. Grand! Around 4000 bottles are made.
FACT: Alejandro Muchada recommends letting the bottles rest for 2 weeks after delivery and then opening them. Once the wine is open, it changes over time and becomes even more complex after a few days. Very remarkable!
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|
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