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Date Printed: 4/28/2015
Jorge Ordonez Nº 1 Seleccion Especial (375ML half-bottle) 2008
Jorge Ordonez Nº 1 Seleccion Especial (375ML half-bottle) 2008
(search item no. 111210)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/28/2015: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale gold. Intense, with fresh notes of orange and of exotic spices, floral and musky. Powerful on the palate, embracing and warm, with a punch of minerality.

Seleccion Especial is an aperitif wine that goes very well with savoury dishes such as jamón serrano, caña de lomo and other cured meats. And of course foie gras. Another surprising pairing you may like to try is with tangerines - really!

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About Jorge Ordonez:

With the harvest of 2004, came the birth of the first bottles from our winery, located in the village of Almáchar, which lies nestled in the heart of the Axarquía region of Málaga. This mountainous region of steep slopes and slate soil near the Mediterranean is considered one of the oldest viticultural areas in Europe.

Ours is the first winery to be established in the local area, which is not surprising since the traditional use for Muscat Alexandria grape is in the production of raisins. Though, perhaps, the most innovative aspect of our winemaking proposal was to entrust the elaboration of our wines to world-renowned Austrian winemaker, Alois Kracher, who is undoubtedly the number one in Austrian sweet wines. In addition Gerhard Kracher, who succeeded his father in 2008, a group of entrepreneurs from Málaga participate in the winery together with one of the most prominent Spanish wine importers in the US, Jorge Ordóñez, at the helm of this most original project, and his sister Victoria who is the general manager of the winery.