Malvasía Dulce, Los Bermejos
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Malvasía Dulce, Los Bermejos - NV

Item # 25762 500mL

A complex, sweet wine with more secondary characters than pretty floral notes. Amber, with dried and roasted nuts. A distinct touch of bay leaf adds herbal complexity. Unusual, as it was aged in French oak in a five-year Solera system, this balanced after-dinner wine should be paired with melty, complex cow's milk cheeses, or salty, fatty Iberico.

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My love of sweet wine shows in this note of adoration to the Los Bermejos Malvasia Dulce. Grown on the Canary Islands in a landscape that could be described as lunar. The porous, volcanic soil and low rainfall leads to rich and concentrated fruit. This dessert wine sees five-years in a French oak, solera-aging system, which adds complex notes of toffee, dried papaya, and almonds to the orange marmalade, sweet orchard fruit, and dried flowers notes. This is a sweet wine, but it's also supremely balanced by tangy acidity and the ability to be light on its feet. A wine like this needs to be paired with an equally amazing cheese. A semi-soft Flor de Guía, a cow/sheep/goat cheese that's native to the Canary Islands, will be just fine.




Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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