In a newsletter I wrote: ‘Margalagua’ roughly translates to ‘Mother of Water’ and I think it is obvious that the Mother of Water is wine. This is a wine for all weather, the weather forever thirsty, you always in need. The grapes are a busy blend of Listan Negro, Listan Prieto, Baboso, Negramoll and Malvasia Negra. The vines are at least 100 years old and untrained like an old dog that can’t learn new tricks but aren’t his old tricks still so good? He can’t differentiate a formal paw shake and a casual high five but he knows raising a paw to yours results in a mouthful of flavour and you too can expect a mouthful of flavour from the Margalagua. Fermented in old 500 liter barrels with the whole grape clusters included, and then raised in neutral 500 liter French oak barrels for 11 months. A tantalizing mixture of pepper and stones, pungent aromatics, with wonderful deep umami notes, high-toned citrus, spice and flowers. Float in this current, dream in the stream. — a month ago
Pale magenta; medium plus intensity aromas of delicate red fruits and earthy mushrooms, red currant, cranberry, wet leaves, funk; dry, medium acid, medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, light bodied, medium plus intensity flavors of perfumed red fruits and mushroomy wet earth; medium finish, very complex, well balanced and elegant, outstanding — 21 days ago
A fantastic wine, nose filled with berries, taste wonderful complex and good long aftertaste🇪🇸 Extremadura has style❤️🍷 — 22 days ago
Red fresh brambly fruits and green stemminess.
Ripe cranberry liqueur, candied strawberry, organic leafiness. Bacon fat, anis seed.
50% whole cluster, 8 months in huge concrete vats. — 11 days ago
Slightly spicy — a month ago