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№2 Victoria - 2021

Jorge Ordoñez

4.20 / 5.0

Type
white still, sweet
Region
Málaga DO, Spain
Vintage
2021
Grapes
Muscat of Alexandria
Alcohol
10.5
Sugar
186
Price
650 UAH, 664 UAH, 699 UAH, 759 UAH
Cellar
not available
Jorge Ordoñez №2 Victoria 2021

№2 Victoria is 100% Muscat of Alexandria. The oldest variety in the Muscat family and one of the few remaining genetically unmodified Vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today. The Phoenicians transplanted this grape from Alexandria (Egypt) to Málaga (Spain) approximately 2,800 years ago.

The grapes come from the following vineyards: Frontilla, Panderón, Navarrete, Villazo, and Villalto. Vines are planted between 1902 and 1935. Traditional dry-farmed viticulture. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. The majority of the vines receive no treatments whatsoever. Many of the vineyards are planted directly into the rock (slate) immediately after the phylloxera.

Late-harvest (partially dehydrated) bunches are whole-cluster pressed in a pneumatic press. Fermentation occurs in small (1,500L) stainless steel tanks. When fermentation reaches 10% alcohol, the temperature of the tank is dropped dramatically to halt fermentation. A small amount of SO2SO_2 is added to stop fermentation. Then the wine is aged for 8 months sur lie in stainless steel.

Fun fact. 4.5 kg of grapes are required to create just one bottle (375 ml). What a feast.

Ratings

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Opaque Tasting Vol. 2

Every fine evening should end with a delicious sweet wine paired with lemon tart. At least in my book. So here we are!

The acidity level still surprises me. Combined with a low alcohol level and a charming bouquet, it makes a beautiful sweet Málaga. Candied fruits, lemon, white flowers, mould, blue cheese, sea and pine nuts. Sophisticated and almost perfectly balanced. Happy me!

Wine #6 on Opaque Tasting Vol. 2 event.

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

Neat sweet wine. An attractive bouquet of candied fruits, lemon, white flowers, mould, sea and pine nuts. Surprisingly good acidity for a wine with 186 g/L of residual sugar. It also has a low alcohol level (10 abv). It's well-structured and has a long aftertaste with flavours of citrus, pine nuts and blue cheese. A liquid dessert we all deserve.