Malpaso, an irreverent wine in the heart of Mentrida.

Malpaso is an unusual varietal Syrah, without stabilized or filtering, expressing as few potential of this grape variety, perfectly suited to the demanding conditions of the area of Méntrida.

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The wine fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts in open top oak vats and they trod the bunches with their feet and also did some remontage. Of course, this is not a Garnacha from Gredos at all, but it’s among the best Syrah in the zone and in Spain, so it has interest.

Aged 12 months in barrels of 500 liters of French oak , 50 % new and 50 % with use of a single wine.

There are plenty of aromas of smoky bacon à la Rhône and some floral hints. The chewy palate has plenty of fruit, is round and lush, very polished and balanced.

It is a red wine of intense cherry color high , bright middle layer .

The nose mark notes of violet, on a background of black fruit, herbs of Mediterranean forest , with mineral notes .

The palate is balanced, round and tasty, with a freshness that invites to continue drinking, full mouth aromas of red fruits ( cherries and blueberries ) , and smoked notes from aging in French oak barrels.

Bodegas Canopy is a young project born in 2004 on the initiative of two friends with very different personalities oenologists, Alfonso Gil and Belarmino Fernandez Chacon Bombín .

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At that time the D.O. Méntrida (Toledo ) did not enjoy good reputation.

Traditionally specializing in bulk production , just he had wineries where quality wines embotellasen . However , Alfonso and Belarmino pushed for it because it met two essential conditions for its purposes : based on an old vineyard Garnacha and some land with some special features .

Alfonso and Belarmino have implemented a sustainable minimally interventionist viticulture that allows siliceous – granitic soils express themselves fully. Canopy are convinced that they have to explore the distinctive character of the raw material.

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