Hailing from Peralada in Spain, this excellent winery has 19 hectares of vineyards and enjoys excellent vistas of both the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. The name Finca Malaveina literally means ‘Bad Neighbor’, although the etymology of this phrase is lost. What is not lost however is the beauty and naughtiness that the winemakers have been able to bottle within this wine.
A bold, powerful wine experience, expect perfectly balanced tannins that add a creaminess to the wine that would otherwise be missing. The wine is inherently dry, but is offset by a slight sweetness that shines through. Likewise with the acidity. While refreshing, it is not enough to dry out the mouth. To the eye: expect deep layers of cherry red with a splash of violet in the right light. On the nose: powerful notes of black fruits and afterthoughts of spices and toasted notes. On the palate: notes of dark and red fruits are observed. Heavy spiciness, like thoughts of black pepper, with subtle thoughts of bell pepper towards the end. The finish is both pleasant and long.
This wine works well with heavy meals. This wine will pair excellently with the famous Puchero which is made up of beef, bacon, Jamón Serrano, potatoes, celery, and onions, to name a few.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.