£24.13/ 0.75 L btl
Perelada is a historic winery from the north of Catalonia, well-known for both high quality, fascinating and exclusive wines such as Finca Garbet or today’s recommendation, Finca Malaveïna, as well as original, more economic wines. Finca Malaveïna is the most well-known and easy to understand of their range of Vinos de Finca, estate wines which offer a pure expression of their vineyards.
What does this wine taste like?
The result is a powerful and concentrated wine, but in no way an aggressive one. Delightful aromas of violets, roses and black fruit with ageing notes and a mineral background accompany a complex, creamy, mature and smooth taste on the palate. All in all, an excellent Emporda estate wine with a splendid potential for laying down and great value for money.
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
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I first had this wine in a restaurant in Barcelona. Often when you then have the same wine at home it disappoints. Complex, earthy, smooth - does need to be decanted for the wine to open up. Perfect for autumnal roasts and stews
Similar to a cote du Rhone wine, but disappointing for a DO wine from Catalunya. Pleasant enough but not as special as was hoped from the website description.
Perelada Finca Malveina
This is my favourite wine from Perelada, complex flavours and very smooth., a first class wine.
Classy classic from Emporda! One of our favourites. Also a stunning cellar! Well worth a visit!
Very good, but to tell you the truth, past vintages used to be better.
The finished wine is aged for 22 months in new French Allier oak barrels before being left to stand in the bottle.
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Finca Malaveïna is an excellent blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and smaller amounts of other varieties from the Malaveïna estate in Garriguella (Alt Empordà). Vines grow on reddish clay hillsides with a scattering of pebbles and stunning views of the Mediterranean and Pyrenees.
The prestigious and successful Perelada winery with its wide range of excellent wines produced at the emblematic Perelada Castle is run by the business-minded Suqué Mateu family who have not merely been wise enough to make the most of the potential of Empordá, one of the oldest winemaking areas in the Iberian Peninsula, but who have also helped significantly in boosting and promoting winemaking in the region. For over 25 years Delfí Sanahuja has been the chief oenologist...