Madeline Mehalko - Senior Buyer - Sits down for an interview with Dominio del Aguila.
Madeline Mehalko - Senior Buyer - Recently visited one of our favourite Spanish estates.
Outside the obvious regions of Spain there are hidden gems to be
uncovered, âThe Other Spain.â The regions of Rueda, Bierzo, Ribera
del Duero, Penedes, Priorat and Jumilla are well worth a look. Our
buyer, Madeline Mehalko, shares these unique regions (each marked
by red circles on the map above).
Madeira is one of the few places left on earth where there
remains a treasure trove of historic wine, and Pereira
dâOliveira is without a doubt the best source. Founded
in 1820, the estate has always been owned and run by the same
family, meaning that whether you open a bottle from 1850 or 1993,
the wine inside was made by a dâOliveira. The wines have spent
their whole lives slowly maturing in cask, only bottled when
required. We have access to a wide range of vintages straight from
the cellars near Funchal going back to 1850, all these vintages and
all the different varietals maintain the house style of power,
structure, richness and a unique tangy freshness. It allows for an
incredibly exciting opportunity to not only own a piece of history,
but to experience this astoundingly complex wine in a variety of
different stages of life.
Dominik Huber and his son
Madeline Mehalko â Senior Buyer â
introduces her discovery Dominio del Aguila and
shares the tale of how this Ribera del Duero rising star
became the most Exciting Launch of the Year as a UK Cru
James Colacicchi â Fine Wine Sales â recounts his
dinner with our soon to be exclusive Ribera del Duero
Prodcuer, Dominio del Aguila.
When so many wine drinkers do not have home cellars and so
much fine wine is drunk too young as a result, it is
good to know La Rioja Alta in Spain hold back
their wines . Madeline Mehalko reports from
their (very large) cellars.
What does it take to be a small winemaker in Spain today?
Wine buyer, Madeline Mehalko, spent two weeks
driving around Spain and found winemakers who are making wine
against the odds.