Malvasia Brut Nature Reserva 2016

Malvasia Brut Nature Reserva 2016

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El Grifo, Malvasía Brut Nature Reserva 2016

This wine is made with Malvasía Volcánica grapes from pre-phylloxera vines that are 40 to 60 years old and grown under a layer of volcanic ash. It was made using the traditional method and aged at least four years in the bottle. We carried out continuous disgorging of the 2,000 bottles to maximise the freshness of this vintage. 


Since 1989 we have produced this natural sparkling wine using the traditional method (second fermentation in the bottle). Three years before, a batch of bottles of Malvasía Semiseco (Demi sweet) was refermented by accident, and the corks did not completely pop out of the bottle, which meant that Malvasía Volcánica could be used to make sparkling wines. The production process is as follows: 

Base wine: Early harvesting in 2015 so the alcohol content of the base wine in 2015 does not go beyond 10.5%.

Tirage: In 2016, addition of sugar and yeast to the base wine in the right proportion to produce a second fermentation in the bottle, following the traditional method.

Ageing and disgorging: After ageing on lees for at least five years, manual disgorging is done and it is gradually launched on the market to keep it fresh.


Colour: Pale yellow, with fine bubbles and constant head formation.

Aroma: intense, clean, with notes of fresh fruit and white flowers, hints of baked goods due to ageing on lees.

Taste: Fresh, fine and elegant. 


ABV   13 %
Residual Sugar   0.9 g/L
Total Acidity   6.35 g/L
pH   3.29
Total SO2   78 mg/L


  • 2022. Decanter World Wine Awards. Plata
  • 2022. Bacchus Plata.
  • 2022. Vinistra - World of Malvasía. Oro.
  • 2022. Challenge International du Vin. Oro.
  • 2021. Mondial Des Vins Extremes-CERVIM.Oro
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