Project Description

Molino Real

Mountain Blanco 2015

Molino Real Mountain Blanco
Molino Real Mountain Blanco

Molino Real Mountain Blanco 2015

Molino Real’s dry wine is surprising and original, marked by the aromatic intensity of the muscat grape and an incredible mouthfeel, showing complexity and great balance between freshness and ripeness. Málaga is traditionally known for its sweet wines, but dry wines are also produced in the area under the Sierras de Málaga DO. Mountain Blanco is made from 100% moscatel de alejandría sourced from three steep sites grown in polyculture on slate slopes from 500m to 1000m elevation. It is a dry, refreshing table wine with remarkable minerality and ability to develop in bottle; in fact, it needs extensive bottle age before it is released. Grüner veltliner comparisons come to mind, with a similarly rich, yet acid-driven mouthfeel and a white flower, orange zest and white pepper flavor profile. 

Vintage – 2015 was a warm, early vintage in Málaga that produced incredible wines with great complexity and potential to develop in bottle. Harvest started on the 12th of August and concluded on September 27. Considered by locals to be one of the great vintages in recent memory. 

Vinification – After a manual harvest, the grapes are pressed traditionally using olive oil presses and esparto mats. The wine is then fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and aged for nine months.

  • Site: La Esparraguera, Fogarate, and La Loma at 500m to 1000m

  • Grapes: Moscatel de Alejandría

  • Vine Age: Vines planted from 1974 to 1984

  • Soil: Slate

  • Farming: Practicing Organic

  • Vegan: No

  • Suggested Retail: $27.00 (750ml)