ELIXIR

Dry white wine

Élixir is our life perfume; feminine, floral, demure, fine and with a beautiful tension between the nose and the mouth; the dialogue between the muscat of sand and the “palomino” of “albariza”. Its grape comes from one of the oldest vines that can be found from the local Muscat of Chipiona, coarse-grained, from sandy and clay soils of the “Pago Abulagar”, and the palomino grape from old vines of our beautiful plot “La Platera”, from the “Pago Miraflores” with which we make Lumière.
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Variety:

40% Muscat of Chipiona, 60% old palomino. Vineyards of 40 and 60 years.

Plot:

Muscat comes from the “El Camino del Puerto” from “Pago Abulagar” (0.7 hectares) of clayey and sandy soils and the palomino vineyard of “La Platera” from “Pago Miraflores” (1.2 hectares) with soil of “Lustrillos” and calcareous subsoils of “tosca cerrada” of “albariza” at a depth of 2 meters.

Viticulture:

Biodynamic and ecological. Superficial work of green floors and covers.

Average yield:

Muscat: 1,500- 2,500 kg/h

Winemaking:

Fermented and vinified in used Bordeaux barrels (from 2013) for 9-10 months. Spontaneous fermentation; without rectification of any kind. Minimum initial sulphite. Work on lees. Without filtering or cold stabilizing. Rinse with bentonite at low intensity from 2018.

Bottle production:

2017: 4,380 bottles
2018: 4,100 bottles

Analysis:

<8mg/litre of sulphites.

Jancis Robinson MW (Financial Times)

“It is tempting to wonder which wines currently being launched on the market may develop massive reputations, and even become cult wines. I would like to nominate the Andalusian wines of Muchada-Léclapart“.

Luis Gutierrez – Robert Parker – (Spain)

“I loved the 2017 Lumière, that somehow made me think of the white topped-up wines from Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura, with a superb palate, round and balanced.”

Sarah Jeans Evans. Master of Wine (England)

“The bonus (of Lumière 2018) is that without the usual influence of flor or solera, you can taste the terroir…. A delicately honeyed wine with drifts of jasmine and a clean, saline finish“.

Rene Langdahl. Wine journalist (Denmark)

“Can one describe a landscape, a mood, best by meticulous and naturalistic artistic reproduction? I doubt it, but they are impressionists. They have transferred the insane glare from chalk-white soils under a cloudless but seagull-subdued sky and saline sea breezes to the bottle.”

Julia Harding. Master of Wine (England)

“2018 Lumière is incredibly long and satisfying. Even with so much intrigue and complexity, the fruit is lovely. Persistent, tantalising finish. I’m grasping for words…”

James Goode. Wine journalist (England)

2018 Lumière is Such concentration here with a lovely mineral streak and notes of crystalline lemons, a slight salinity, and a bright acid line under everything. Has great concentration and precision.”

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