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`Sabor a Málaga´ visits Valencia!


Last Thursday, 18 February Sabor a málaga visited Valencia and presented four wines from the DO to a selected press audience, including VÍ vid  over lunch at Macel.lum restaurant.

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This initiative took place the day before `Verema Experience´ one of the best annual wine events held in Valencia and at which the Diputación de Málaga were supporting the presentation of the DO´s wines.

Málaga is known for its sweet rich wines from the Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel varieties but in recent times new sub-zones of the DO have been created. One of these is around the district of Ronda and we were to try two wines from this region as well as two of the more traditional styles.

Macel-lum is also a well known restaurant in Valencia, not least for its chef, Alejandro Platero, recently a contestant in Spains `Top Chef´television contest, streets ahead of the `Masterchef´ equivalent. Carlos Caballero Sanguino and he had created an eclectic menu which were about to enjoy.20160218_161922

The first wine Dulce Delicià Numero 12 was a golden almost amber, pure Moscatel with an orange marmalade nose, which did not disappoint in the mouth. This complemented a ceviche de concha fina de la caleta de Vélez.

The second was a white from the Serrania de Ronda district. Lunares, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay was a pale yellow wine. The nose took me back to my childhood with its hints of rose hip syrup on a complex nose. But in the mouth came the real surprise. With five months in contact with its lees this is a creamy, smooth wine with depth , complexity and a very long fruity finish. A wonderful wine.

This accompanied a carpaccio of gamba màlagueña and subsequently a gazpachuelo màlagueño con rape curado. Both dishes worked well with the wine.

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The red  was a pure syrah Perezoso, with 14 months in oak. It had bright violet tones raspberry and other red fruit notes and in the mouth rounded tannins, big red fruit berry flavours and a long satisfying finish.

This matched beautifully with the Chivo màlagueño a rich meaty dish which was very tender.20160218_154240

Finally the Malaga Dulce Añejo was a pure deep brown Pedro Ximenez with eight years crianza. Full of dried grapes on the nose it is a typical deep, rich sweet wine and a very good reperesentative of the regions wines. This was superb with a confection of mango, white chocolate and almond.

This was a timely reminder that Màlaga still produces wine worthy of matching with  fine dining  and the new wines from Ronda show real potential for future consideration.

 

 

 

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