While Sanlucar's Bodegas produce some of the most incredible biologically aged wines in the world - Manzanilla and Fino sherries, namely - a new wave of producers are staying away from the flor and focus on dry white wines made with the local Palomino grape.
Muchada-Léclapart is one of them and a rising star winery. Mark our words when we say their wines will become absolute icons. Born from the collaboration of vintners David Léclapart (Champagne) and Alejandro Muchada (Jerez), their nuanced, low intervention approach are redefining what premium wines really should be about: delicate, subtle, humble, yet disruptive.
They deserve to be treated with special attention re service: allow the bottle to stand up for a couple of weeks for the wine to settle, in a cool, dark, odourless environment. Bring temperature to 13-14 degrees Celsius. Still debating about decanting it - if you do, best not shake the wine. just pour delicately in the carafe and leave it to breathe for half an hour or more.
Viticulture & Winemaking Biodynamic, low intervention farming in conversion toward certification. Grapes are hand harvested and are fermented using Indigenous yeasts in barrel. The wine is then matured in barrel prior to be finished with little intervention.
Region Viña La Platera Joven del Pago Miraflores, Sanlucar (Andalucia, Spain)
Tasting Notes Aromatic, rich white stone fruits and a saline minerality. Elegant with a long finish and bite of texture.