Maquina & Tabla Blanco El Oso y La Alemana
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Region: Castilla y León, Spain
Viticulture: Organic, Biodynamic
Grape varieties: Malvasia, Verdejo
Maquina & Tabla Blanco El Oso y La Alemana is a fuller-bodied white that has both delicate aromatics and some creamy weight on the palate.
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About Maquina & Tabla Blanco El Oso y La Alemana
Maquina & Tabla Blanco El Oso y La Alemana is a blend of Malvasia and Verdejo, grown certified organic with some biodynamic techniques over sandy soils at high elevations in Toro. Harvested by hand, fermented with indigenous yeasts. Aged in barrel with bâtonnage for 6 months. Bottled unfined, slightly filtered, and no SO2. A fuller-bodied white that has both delicate aromatics and some creamy weight on the palate. One might call it a “red-wine-drinkers-white-wine” or a “winter white” wine for heavier dishes and colder temperatures.
About Maquina & Tabla
Màquina & Tabla is a journey through the best terroirs of the Castilla y León regions, from the terraces of Gredos to the slopes of Bierzo, and across the plains of Duero (Toro & Rueda). They seek purity and delicateness in their growing, vinification, and aging; respecting the singularity of the vines, crafting vibrant wines. Màquina&Tabla is Oriol and Susana, a tiny family business that began in 2012. You may know the name Oriol Illa from his former cult project Els Jelipins, pronounced “jelly beans”. Anyways, they believe that quality wine is a product of one’s respect for the land and nature. This project started from scratch, traveling around the region looking for the oldest and most peculiar vineyards. They look to the past and try to make paisano wines, traditional to each region while making them fresh, fun, and delicious.
Nicasia is their avant-garde estate project paying tribute to the old school Toro wines that only exist in traditional ‘cavados’. Kind of a back-to-the-future wine concept. Meant to be a paraje wine, it transmits the freshness of the sand along with the warmth of the region. They farm 8h biodynamically using minimal intervention winemaking to produce crystalline, electric, and emotional wines. Toro is a little region in the northwest of Spain, close to the border with Portugal, with an extreme climate (super dry, with warm days and freezing nights). Planted mainly with Tinta de Toro for red and the shy Malvasía for white (nothing to do with the Mediterranean Malvasía) but also has some beautiful plots of old Garnacha and Verdejo which they bring to the forefront.
El Oso & la Alemana is their “modern” project. Wines crafted classically with a modern profile; old vines, traditional farming, hand-harvested, grape selection by hand, slow natural fermentation, aging in used French oak barrels with no sulfites added, only a little bit at bottling. Looking for wines full of flavor with intensity while still having finesse. El Oso & la Alemana is a result of taking a low-cost flight to a festival in Berlin and craving a good wine to enjoy in a paper cup while listening to some live music.