Jorge Ordonez No 1 Seleccion Especial 2012

3.75cl Jorge Ordonez Moscatel, Spain > Malaga Sweet
Seleccion Especial is a late-picked (not dried grape) wine, it has a clean, intense fresh orange and peach nose with a touch of exotic spice. It is an elegant well structured wine with a fresh crispness balancing the sweetness.

This winery was originally a joint venture between the Ordonez family from Malaga and Alois Kracher, the famous sweet winemaker from Austria. Unfortunately, Mr. Kracher sadly passed away in November 2007 and winemaking duties have been passed on to his son and assistant, Gerhard.  The focus is exclusively on the extraordinary Moscatels of the region and during his tenure, Alois Kracher changed the method in which these wines are produced. Traditionally, grapes for these sweet wines were dried in the sun on straw mats. This led to wines of intense sweetness but also an unpleasant baked/caramel character. Alois began to dry the grapes indoors, in cooler cellars, away from the burning Malaga sun, which resulted in a style of wine that was cleaner, fresher and retained crisp acidity.The vineyards are located around the village of Almarchar and are planted in slate soils exclusively to Muscat of Alexandria. The vineyards have altitudes varying from 200m to 600m and from young vines up to 50 year old vines.

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