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Jorge Ordonez & Co. Old Vines No 3 2006 375ml
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Jorge Ordonez & Co. Old Vines No 3 2006

Jorge Ordonez & Co. - Andalucia - Spain - Malaga

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Rated 93 by Stephen Tanzer
Deep gold. Powerful aromas of smoky apricot, nectarine, orange peel and floral honey are enlivened by dusty minerals. Deep and fleshy, with concentrated pit fruit flavors and a slow-building nutty quality. A very rich wine, but this doesn't come off as cloying or overly thick. Clings tenaciously on the finish, repeating the honey note.
Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Old Vines is late-harvested with the grapes dried in trays. It was fermented in new French oak with fermentation stopped by lowering the... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Jorge Ordonez & Co.

Varietal: Muscat

One of the most widely grown and easily recognized wine grape varietals in the world is the Muscat, an ancient grape with an exceptional amount of versatility. For centuries, Muscat varietal grapes have been used all over Europe for the production of wonderfully fruity wines of many different shades and colors, which, with their strong 'grapey' flavor have come to be known as a quintessential fine wine grape. Their relatively high acidity also means they are ideal for the production of sparkling wines, and the fizzy Muscat wines of Italy are widely agreed to be amongst the best in the world. In more recent years, New World countries have shown a huge amount of flair when it comes to the Muscat grape, and have had plenty of success in allowing its natural and vibrant character to come through in the bottle.

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.