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Region / Sub-Region: Spain, Jerez-Xeres Sherry, VdlT Cádiz.

Grapes: 100% Palomino grapes.

Soil: Albariza.

Venification: Young white wine from controlled fermentation between 15-18º in stainless stell, wanting to obtain the maximum splendor of the primary aromas.

Aging: Some aging on the lees after fermentation, minimal filtration before bottling.

Nose: Fresh orchard fruit, crisp apple, citrus aroma, white flowers, crushed rock, breadcrumb, and loquat.

Taste: Dry, chalky and crisp. tart apple, citrus, refreshing acidity, almost crunchy on the palate. Clean and slight saline nuances.

Color: Straw yellow emerald.

Gastronomy: Pairs well with fried fish, seafood, sushi, white meat, salted fish, and octopus.

Viña Matalián is the name of the vineyard, Matalián.

Talking About the Wines:  

-Vinous Media, March '21 gave 91 points to 2018 Viña Matalian (white).  “Glistening yellow. Dried pit fruits, beeswax and succulent herbs on the nose, which shows a distinct saline quality. Broad and chewy in texture, offering mineral-inflected peach pit, honey, fennel and toasted nut flavors and a subtle chamomile nuance. Finishes dry and precise, with repeating saltiness and a touch of peach nectar.”

-A View From The Cellar, March ‘20 gave 89 points to 2018 Viña Matalián (white). “The 2018 Viña Matalián Blanco from Bodegas Primitivo Collantes is made entirely from the Palomino grape, the king of the Sherry region. The wine grows in the Albariza soils of the region, which are high in calcium carbonate and produce a very salty soil impression. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel, with a bit of fine lees aging, prior to bottling. The 2018 version offers up scents of lemon, citrus peel, green olive, a bit of Palomino nuttiness and a nice touch of salty soil. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a good core, bright acids and fine length and grip on the quite serious finish. This is good juice and perhaps a look into the future of some of the fine wine production in the region of the Jerez.”

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