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Characteristics of Mestizaje
Mestizaje is a red wine made by the Mustiguillo Vineyards & Winery. This winery, located in Utiel (Valencia), produces wines from a single plot, the Terrerazo, about 87 hectares of vineyards and other crops.
The uniqueness of their wines is achieved with the Bobal variety as their main variety, this has earned them such notoriety, that in 2010 they received the certificate of Vino de Pago (PDO). Mestizaje is made primarily from the local Bobal variety and small portions of Syrah and Grenache. The grapes are grown at about 800m altitude in vineyards planted on limestone soisl.
Organic farming vineyard is used in the vineyard. The development of Mestizaje began with a harvest and manual selection in boxes of 15kg. Once in the winery, each variety is vinified separately. First a cold maceration takes place for 24 to 36 hours at a temperature of 8-10 ° C, before a fermentation of about 11-13 days with small pumpings at a temperature of 26 ° C. After the fermentation, one post fermentative maceration occurs lasting between 5 and 8 days.
Finally, to round off the wine, malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels for 4 weeks with "batonnages" and the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Serve at 15ºC
Sheep cheese, Rice with meat, Roasted red meats, Stews, Iberian ham, White meat, Moussaka, Cold meat, Semi-mature Cheese, Mushrooms
SightCherry colour with purple hues. Clean and bright. Dense tear.NoseMedium to high intensity, aromas of red and black fruit with roasted and herbaceous notes. Floral and mineral background.TasteVery tasty and juicy, wide and silky entrance. Good acidity and round tannins. Presence of red fruit and toasty notes. Long, fresh and fruity finish.
SightPicota cherry colour with violet reflections. Clean and bright. Slightly tinted dense tears stain the glass.NoseA fragrant and expressive nose of medium-high intensity. Ripe red and black fruit prevail accompanied by toasted and roasted notes, nuances of aromatic herbs, floral notes, lactic touches, spices with minerals and limestone in the background. A harmonious and lively nose.TasteThis wine shows wide and fresh attack and is silky on the palate with a heavy charge of tasty, juicy fruit, complemented by ripe, sweet, polished tannins and a great acidity bringing freshness to the wine. A long finish with medium-high persistence and nice toasted, fruity notes that encourage another sip. A round, expressive, pleasant red wine, a safe bet.
SightPicota cherry colour with violet reflections. Clean and bright, with dense, slightly tinted tears on the glass.NoseA fragrant and expressive nose, of medium-high intensity with ripe red and black fruit taking centre stage, very well accompanied by toasted and roasted notes, nuances of aromatic herbs, floral notes, milky touches, spices and a mineral, limestone background. A balanced and entertaining nose.TasteBroad and fresh attack. Silky on the palate with a high concentration of tasty, juicy fruit, surrounded by ripe, sweet, polished tannins and a very much appreciated acidity which provides freshness. Long finish of medium-high persistence with nice toasted and fruity sensations encouraging another sip. A round, expressive, and enjoyable red wine. A safe bet.
SightRich, bright red cherry colour with violet reflections. Its dense tears stain the glass.NoseThe notes of ripe black fruit take centre stage in the nose. It is very tasty and juicy, with fragrant aromas of purple flowers and soft toasted notes. Sweet spices are also felt on its good background of light touches of black ink, black olives and balsamic hints.TasteWine with a powerful and wide attack with lots of juicy notes of black fruit that are released along with soft spicy touches and notes provided by the oak. It has a sweet, fleshy, silky and fresh mid palate, a balanced acidity and soft tannins. Long finish.
Very good, round and fruity wine. Very nice.
SightIntense cherry colour with violet edges. Clean and bright. Glyceric tears.NoseIts intense notes of fresh and mellow ripe black fruit are released from the beginning. When it opens up, the notes of fruit gain in expressiveness and soft touches of wood, spices and bushes are also felt. Slight hint of ink.TasteWine with a beautiful attack. From the beginning, it is sweet, intense, and coats the mouth with juicy fruit and sweet spices. its tannins are still slightly present. It shows a correct acidity and a good finish that leaves spicy sensations and a mineral and herbal touch. A sweet and pleasant young wine, full of notes of fruit.
SightIntense wild cherry, very intense trim.NoseGood intensity aromas, with toasted wood in the foreground (peat, graphite), balsamic souvenirs and ripe black fruit.TasteOn the palate is medium body, with correct acidity, fruit justita, wood roasted again, and a correct, an alcoholic.
The winery is located in Mustiguillo Caves Utiel since 1999 are dedicated to quality wines. The estate has 90 ha. at a height of between 800 and 900 meters. The variety is grown predominantly bobal also including merlot, syrah, grenache shark, cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo.