Jorge Ordonez & Co. No 2 Victoria Moscatel 2022 - 375 mL - (Malaga, Spain) - [WS 92]

Jorge Ordonez & Co. No 2 Victoria Moscatel 2022 - 375 mL -
(Malaga, Spain) - [WS 92]

Regular price $27.97

Only 2 items in stock!

Winemaker Notes:

Bodegas Jorge Ordóñez Málaga, located in Ordóñez’s hometown, was founded in 2004. A partnership between Ordóñez and the Kracher family of Austria, the winery was founded with the goal of resuscitating the centuries long tradition of winemaking in Málaga, which was destroyed by the phylloxera plague in the 19th century. It was Jorge’s dream to champion his home region and restore it to its former glory.

The winery has more than accomplished its goal by producing Spain’s first and best dry Moscatel de Alejandría, Botani, and by reviving the tradition of unfortified sweet wine making in Málaga. Their series of sweet wines, N°s 1 through 4, are amongst the finest in the world, and are produced in the style of the unfortified sweet wines of Málaga that were internationally renowned in the 17th through 19th centuries. In 2012, N°2 Victoria became the first Spanish wine ever served at a Nobel Prize dinner.

This bottling is made up of 100% Muscat of Alexandria from the following vineyards within Vélez-Málaga, Alta Axarquía, the most historic subzone of Málaga DO: Frontilla, Panderón, Navarrete, Villazo, and Villalto. The dry farmed vines were planted between 1902-1935 upon beds of decomposed slate with a small percentage of white quartz. The grape bunches are late harvested Late harvest (partially dehydrated) by hand and are whole-cluster-pressed in a pneumatic press. Fermentation occurs in small (1,500L) stainless steel tanks. When fermentation reaches 10% alcohol, the temperature of the tank is dropped dramatically to halt fermentation. A small amount of SO2 is added to stop fermentation. The wine then ages for 8 months sur lie in stainless steel.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Spectator: 

A lush, silky sweetie, with a spine of vivid, mouthwatering acidity, this is just past off-dry in style without being cotton candy sweet. Shows precision balance and a lovely range of passion fruit coulis, glazed tangerine, candied ginger and dried mint, with rich hints of toasted almond and smoke. Well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2030. 2,000 cases made, 550 cases imported." - AN (Jul 2023)