J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2015 375ml
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J. Ordonez 'Victoria #2' Moscatel 2015 375ml

 
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"The other cuvée, the 2015 Victoria (#2), requires 5 kilos of Muscat de Alexandria for one 375ml bottle! The wine is a gorgeous, honeyed, exotic, moderately sweet wine with fabulous acidity and plenty of floral notes. It is extremely voluptuous with high residual sugar, but that doesn’t appear significant when balanced out by the natural acidity that comes with the terroir and these grapes. It is a tour de force best consumed over ... read more
Item ID: #28239
Size: 375mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 95
"The other cuvée, the 2015 Victoria (#2), requires 5 kilos of Muscat de Alexandria for one 375ml bottle! The wine is a gorgeous, honeyed, exotic, moderately sweet wine with fabulous acidity and plenty of floral notes. It is extremely voluptuous with high residual sugar, but that doesn’t appear significant when balanced out by the natural acidity that comes with the terroir and these grapes. It is a tour de force best consumed over the next few years."

Wine Spectator 91
"This vibrant white is sweet but lively, with peach, lychee, orange blossom and honey flavors. The texture is thick but not heavy, thanks to tangerine acidity. Balanced and fresh. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made."–TM

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J. Ordonez"Bodegas Jorge Ordóñez Málaga, located in Ordóñez's hometown, was founded in 2004. A partnership between Ordóñez and the Kracher family of Austria, the winery was founded with the goal of resuscitating the centuries long tradition of winemaking in Málaga, which was destroyed by the phylloxera plague in the 19th century. It was Jorge's dream to champion his home region and restore it to its former glory.
The winery has more than accomplished its goal by producing the Spain's first and best dry Moscatel de Alejandría, Botani, and by reviving the tradition of unfortified sweet wine making in Málaga. Our series of sweet wines, N˚s 1 through 4, are amongst the finest in the world, and are produced in the style of the unfortified sweet wines of Málaga that were internationally renowned in the 17th through 19th centuries. In 2012, N˚2 Victoria became the first Spanish wine ever served at a Nobel Prize dinner.
Jorge Ordóñez Málaga produces its dry and sweet wines from Muscat of Alexandria, the oldest clone worldwide of the Muscat varietal. This is the original Muscat, which was originally cultivated extensively around Alexandria, Egypt, and planted in Málaga by Phoenician traders 3,000 years ago. Muscat of Alexandria is one of the world's only remaining ancient (genetically uncrossed) grape varieties and the most important for commercial wine production. The Muscat of Alexandria vineyards used by Jorge Ordóñez Málaga were planted between 1902 and 1974 on un-terraced mountainside vineyards. The vineyards of Málaga are perhaps the most extreme and dangerous in Europe, due to the decomposed slate soils, and inclines of up to 70˚. The vast majority of steep vineyards in Europe have terraces or are mechanized in some way to protect workers and assist with harvest. The vineyards in Málaga have remained untouched. All pruning and harvesting is done by hand, and mules carry six 15kg boxes up the slopes at a time. An absolutely heroic form of viticulture.
In order to work with grapes that have high acidity, Jorge Ordóñez Málaga exclusively works with mountainside vineyards that are oriented away from the Mediterranean. In such a warm, dry climate, most grapes would completely lack balancing acidity. Furthermore, most of the winery's vineyards are located at above 700m above sea level.
Jorge Ordóñez Málaga is also the headquarters for all of Grupo Jorge Ordóñez. Please read more about the rich and extensive history of Málaga on the Denominación de Origen page."

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