Varietals: 100% Muscat of Alexandria. One of the oldest clones of the Muscat family and one of the only remaining genetically unmodified vitis vinifera cultivars remaining in the world today. The seafaring Phoenicians transplanted this grape from Alexandria, Egypt to Málaga 3,000 years ago.
Vineyards: El Salto Negro, El Barranco, planted 1918, 1930. Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. The majority of the vines receive no treatments whatsoever. The vineyards are naturally fertilized by the region’s goats and mules.
Soils: Mountain vineyards planted without terraces at inclinations of up to 70%. Slate and white quartz soils.
Winemaking: Late harvest followed by rigorous selection on a sorting table. The grapes are dried on mats in the winery by the warm sea breeze. Fermentation in stainless steel by wild yeast. 8 months sur lie in stainless steel.