CASTA DIVA COSECHA MIEL by GUTIÉRREZ DE LA VEGA

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Wine description

Aroma: Honey-like fragrance of orange blossom honey, rose water and bitter orange, followed by an exotic background of roasted almonds, biscuits and sweet spices with vanilla in the foreground.
Colour:

Light mahogany.

Palate: Fruity with the sweetness of honey and the freshness of bitter orange. The wine is very flavoursome and smooth with a long finish.
Overall result: One of Spain's most important sweet wines. Made from the Moscatel grape variety typical of the Mediterranean region, Moscatel de Alejándria.
Match with: ...pastries, fruit salad, white chocolate, foie gras.
Alcohol: 14.5 vol.%
Quantity: 0,375l

 

Terroir

Region:  D.O. Valencia
Vintage: 2018
Vines:
Moscatel de ALejándria
Soil: Clay-limestone soils
Height: approx. 100 metres above sea level
Climate: Mediterranean-continental climate with cold nights due to the altitude and hot summer days tempered by a sea breeze.
Harvest: Manually

 

Vinification

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Awards

Robert Parker: 93/100 

 

Criticism

Luis Gutierréz of Robert Parker's critic writes:

"The sweet white wine 2018 Casta Diva Cosecha Miel was made from the best grapes of the Moscatel de Alejandría grape variety, aiming for a lower alcohol content and higher acidity. A little alcohol was added to the must to slow down the fermentation in the barrel until it came to a standstill. It matured for at least two years in a mixture of oak barrels of different origins. It was topped up to 14% alcohol, maintaining a pH of 3.4 and containing 165 grams of sugar per litre. It has a very expressive nose with notes of candied orange peel and white flowers with a spicy note. 2018 was a fresher vintage in the zone; the wine is not too sweet and shows balance and good freshness. 12,000 half bottles were produced. It was bottled in November 2021. This is their greatest success.

Gutiérrez de la Vega replanted his vineyard in Jávea (previously there were Moscatel and red varieties that did not adapt well) with old white varieties (Moscatel Romano, Planta Nova, Paim de Planta, Malvasía, Merseguera and Trepadell) to produce an estate wine in the future. It is one of the best (if not the best) sweet wine estates in Spain. It currently produces 40,000 bottles. The year 2021 produced fresher wines, the Giró had a 1% lower alcohol content, while the Moscatel was riper but had a very good freshness. 2020 was a drier vintage that produced more accessible wines. 2019 was a vintage characterised by the DANA storm, making it a turbulent but exciting vintage. 2018 could be the best vintage in recent times in the Marina Alta zone."

 

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