Escala Humana Livvera Malvasia 2020

MXN $745

Grape: 100% Malvasia

Appellation: Uco Valley

Region: Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Argentina

You’ll taste/smell: Orange is the new black when it comes to wine. Sound crazy? Actually, it’s not, put simply, it’s a white made like a red, with skin contact. Malvasía is rare in Argentina, this striking example from old vines spends 60 days on skins, giving texture and mouthfeel to this delicate perfumed wine. A delicate 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

Best to have it: 43-47ºF, 6-8ºC

Only 3 left in stock

 

Description

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 tannin, 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 sulphur. The results – a sappy Malbec and a food-friendly MalvasÌa – are full of personality and very drinkable.
Once the grapes are harvested, they are destemmed, and they are sent to a cement egg, where the hat is very softly soaked so that it does not become acidified and with some tampers on the hat during fermentation at high temperatures, this Malvasia wine is one hundred percent natural wine, nothing is added, as Germán says, it is a wine without excesses. Since it enters the egg until it leaves, it has 60 days of contact with skins, that’s why it enters the category of an orange wine, white grape that ferments with the skins, like a red wine, it is pressed and this 6 months in used French barrels and it is bottled.
Production: 1,200 bottles

Alcohol Grade: 10.5%

Size: 750 ml

Additional information

Country

Wine Body

Medium-Body

Winemaking style

Biodynamic, Natural, Organic

Winery

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