Escala Humana Livvera Malvasia 2020

MXN $745

Grape: 100% Malvasia

Appellation: Uco Valley

Region: Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Argentina

You’ll taste/smell: Malvasía is rare in Argentina, this striking example from old vines spends 60 days on skins, giving texture and mouthfeel to this delicately perfumed wine. Aromas of lychee and citrus, lovely texture, well structured with snappy acidity.

Good to have it with: the winemaker suggests it will pair nicely with barbecued chicken mollejas (gizzards) but we think it will go nicely with a variety of dishes including a lemon drizzled octopus salad

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Wine Details: Escala Humana Livvera Malvasia

Vinification: This Malvasia wine is 100% natural wine, nothing is added, as Germán says, it is a wine without excesses. The wine is aged in cement eggs – it has 60 days of contact with skins, that’s why it enters the category of orange wines, white grape that ferments with the skins. It’s pressed and aged for 6 months in used French barrels and it is bottled.
Production: 1,200 bottles
Best to have it: 6-8ºC
Alcohol Grade: 10.5%

Winery Details: Escala Humana

Germán Masera is Matías Michelini’s right-hand man. They have been working together for several years, but in 2015 Germán decided to start a side venture where he could express his own style.
He’s aiming to make honest wines that are representative of Gualtallary, at this high altitude the sunlight is strong, and the nights are cold giving an intensity of phenolics and tannins while retaining the grapes’ natural acidity. He looks for lower alcohol and freshness, a world away from the big oaky styles that Argentina has become known for. He uses concrete and old oak to get refined elegance and a lot of fragrance. All wines are fermented with natural yeasts and bottled unrefined and unfiltered with no additives of any sort, including sulfites.

 

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Winemaking style

Biodynamic, Natural, Organic

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Size

Low ABV

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