Victoria Ordoñez, 2019 Jabega, Sierras de Malaga
$374.40 / 12-bottle case (750mL)
This delightful wine is blend of local grapes Pero Ximén (Pedro Ximénez) and Muscatel. The wine is aged on its lees for 10 months in stainless steel tanks. The wine has a delicate nose of white flowers and orange blossom. On the palate it presents an acidity that is very integrated with the fruit, freshness, saltiness and at the same time roundness from the fermentation and aging in contact with the fine lees. Very lively and crispy. A touch of final bitterness reminds us of the presence of the native varieties. Serve cold, ideal as an aperitif and for pairing with fish, oysters, rice dishes, vegetables, white meat and Asian cuisine.
About the producer
Wine has been part of Victoria Ordóñez’s life for as long as she can remember. Her father, José María Ordóñez, was a pioneer of the Spanish wine industry, distributing fine wines across the Province of Malaga since the ’50s. Although Victoria’s own professional career took off in a different direction – she studied to be a doctor and has a PhD in Medicine – in 2004 she decided to enter the wine business, initially combining it with her work as a health service administrator.
Victoria admits that she owes everything to the Austrian oenologist Alois Kracher, with whom she worked side by side making Málaga wines until his death in 2007. It was at this point that her career took a fresh turn as she decided to focus exclusively on what had become her passion – the world of wine.
In 2015, she decided to implement her own recovery project for the most iconic native variety in the history of the wines of Málaga: the Pedro Ximenez grape from the Natural Park of the Mountains of Málaga , and to do this in an ecological and sustainable way. Her son Guillermo Martín Ordóñez, an agronomist, works with her in this business venture. He brings a technical viewpoint and contributes his personal vision and creativity to the winery’s different elaborations