Mala Vida

Valencia

Bodegas Arráez

Bodegas Arraéz, located in Valencia, was established by local growers in 1916 to...

enable them to vinify their own harvest. In 1950, Don Antonio Arraéz bought this property and it has been in the hands of the Arraéz family ever since. The vineyards are 90 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea at 600-800 metres altitude, something which gives freshness to the grapes grown in this hot region. All of the grapes are hand-picked.

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Vineyards

Mala Vida comes from a sustainably farmed vineyard with vines that are between 15 and 30 years old, grown on limestone soils in the Terres de Alforins area.

Vintage Information

Harvest began in the third week of September and finished at the end of October.

Vinification

The wine is a fruit-forward blend of 35% Tempranillo, 10% Shiraz, 35% Monastrell and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation took place before the wine was aged in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for eight months to add depth and roundness.

Tasting Notes

A purple red colour, with intense aromas of red and black fruits, and well balanced oak aromas. It has sweet tannins on the palate and a long persistent finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 35% Monastrell
35% Tempranillo
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Syrah/Shiraz
Region Valencia
Winemaker Toni Arraez
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%
Acidity 4.9g/l
Residual Sugar 1.85g/l
Wine pH 3.6