Mil Historias – Malbec 2022

Mil Historias – Malbec 2022

3.7/5 - Vivino Rating

Grape: Malbec
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2022
Format: 75cl
Region: Castilla La Mancha
Designation: Manchuela DO
Country: Spain




The Wine

100% Malbec grown at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level!

The name for this wine range came with a play of words really. In Spain when you don’t see a friend for a long time they always say, “I have thousand things to tell you”. It’s a phrase that is used a lot so no better way to share these thousand things rather than over a bottle from this wine! Also the altitude of the vineyard is incidentally just over one thousand meters above sea level! 

Manchuela DO

Manchuela DO is a wine designation in Spain, in between the provinces of Valencia, Cuenca and Teruel, in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha. This region is known for producing wines, particularly reds, from grapes like Bobal, Tempranillo, and Garnacha. The climate in Manchuela tends to be continental, with hot summers and cold winters, which can influence the characteristics of the wines produced there. The designation of origin helps to regulate the production and quality standards of wines from this area.

Climate Conditions

The high altitude of 1100 meters above sea level of the Altolandon vineyards have the ideal conditions for high quality production, giving the wines unique and special characteristics in the world. The wine is born from the grape, but the altitude at which it is grown and the terroir from which it comes are fundamental to the final result.

The higher the altitude, the more and better the solar radiation and thus the greater the thermal amplitude. The higher the altitude, the more tannins. The altitude provides a refreshing effect that increases the acidity indexes thanks to the thermal amplitude which results in a higher accumulation of aromas and flavours.

These climatic conditions mean that during the last months of the gestation period, the grapes ripen slowly and over a long period of time. This results in smaller berries with a higher proportion of skin than pulp, which is essential for red wines, as the tannins are found in the skin.

The wines from these grapes offer great variety of colour, breadth and depth of aromas and great complexity on the palate. They are also much more suitable for ageing in barrels, because the higher the acidity and proportion of tannins, the greater the possibility of obtaining wines for ageing.


Grapes are put in 6000 liters stainless steel vats to better extract the best quality of the grapes, colour & aromas.
Contact with skins for 2 to 3 weeks with a temperature control. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous (At Altolandon commercial yeast is never used to permit the original yeast develop and express in the wines, harnessing the maximum potential of the grapes) with gentle pumping over for 5 weeks.

After alcoholic fermentation is finished, wine is pressed and goes directly to third use French oak barrels of 225 liters where the malolactic fermentation takes place, also in a natural and spontaneous way. The aging goes for about 4 months: 50% in oak barrels and 50% in Amphoras. Stabilization is also natural, the wine is in deposits during the coldest months of the year where temperatures can go to minus 15º C.

Aromas & Taste

Color bright ruby to dark purple colour with a
nose full of complex and powerful aromas of blackberry, blueberry, rose & rosemary notes. Violets floral notes
& some spice round up the backdrop to the fruit and floral aromas.

Palate is concentrated & dark, especially in it’s youth.
Full bodied, with fine tannins  which are almost chalky but with a nice acidity to freshen the mouth. 
Blueberry, plum, blackberry, bittersweet cocoa and a subtle stimulating flavor of mint and violets round up the palate.

 A lamb pie with mint would be an awesome pairing. Also other meats, like an aromatic Thai spiced beef with coconut rice, Cuban-style pork with beans & plantains, barbecue beef, & fennel-spiced pork sausages. Certified Organic & Vegan.

Ideal serving temperature 14ºC. 


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