2018 EXOPTO El Bernate Malvasia 75cl (Rioja, Spain)
Style - Rich
Grapes - Malvasia Riojana
Tasting - The malvasia family is coming out of the depths of the dark ages, and with style, the turtlenecks of the wine world (apparently they are making a come back)! A wonderfully textured wine from letting it age in a concrete egg (that's a tank in an egg shape), with lovely flinty, gun powder aromas with some tropical pineapple notes.
FYI: Malvasia Riojana is a half sibling of Pedro Ximenez - the grape variety that gives you that dark sweet thick sherry.