Vertical fun in hidden tasting room
The Malaga Wine Guide participated this week in a vertical wine tasting of 6 years Petit Hipperia from Bodega Vallegarcia from the Montes de Toledo. The tasting took place in the heart of Malaga in the tasting room / wine shop of the enthusiastic brothers Viktor and Pablo de los Ricos, defiantly hidden in a minuscule street behind the Corte Ingles.
Viktor takes us on a roller coaster of flavors during which Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot scream for attention, appearing to us in various blends. Indeed the classic combination of great Bordeaux wines. Viktor talks passionately and combines his great knowledge of wine with a strong ability to make his knowledge accessible to those who may have had less wine education. Every year the winemaker changes the composition of the wine depending on the harvest results, but a solid percentage of cabernet sauvignon (30-55%) is always the basis.
One year is a bit more floral, the other year the fruit notes dominate. What they have in common are the beautiful, soft round tannins. In addition to the aging on wood (8 to 14 months) and bottle, the strongly different assemblies per year determine the character. The warm climate, the soft tannins and lower acidity are of course not comparable with Bordeaux, explains Viktor. In Spain we say, wine is for drinking and not for aging. He adds quickly that this of course does not apply to the great wines from the Rioja and the Ribera de Duero. Towards the end of the tasting, Viktor serves, manchego cheese and two beautiful pâtés of venison and wild boar. A wonderful finish of an informative and passionate evening.
Do you also want to experience this wine tasting? Then you can do that with a small group booking up to 10 people. If there are people who want to participate individually or, for example, with a partner, we can bring them together on a date to be determined. Viktor speaks besides Spanish also English.
If you are interested, send us a personal message or mail us.
VinoCalidad regularly organizes also other theme tastings.