Vineyards between 540 and 600 metres in San Vicente and Labastida supply the grapes for this delicious expression of a grape that is all too seldom bottled as a stand alone wine in Rioja./ The 2021 Malvasía is the first white I tasted from the collection of 2021 whites, a wine that showcases what’s to come from the rest of the 2021 whites: freshness, precision, clarity and symmetry, elegance and subtleness. The wines are extremely young and tender, and all are produced in the same way— fermented in barrel, where it matured with the lees and bâtonnage for some five months. They have not changed much, but they are fine-tuning the barrels and coopers they use and have started using some 500-liter barrels, not only 225-liter ones like in the past. The Malvasía is the lowest in alcohol, 13%, and has incredible freshness, a pH of3.17 and almost six grams of acidity—unheard of parameters for the variety. The wine is delicate and ethereal like never before. 3,858 bottles were filled in April 2022. WA 94. 溫柔中盡顯張力的⻄班牙自然派 Malvasía.