Bodegas Bernabeleva, Manchomuelas, DO Madrid, Spain, 2019
In the centre of Spain, a stone’s throw west of Madrid, is Bodegas Bernabeleva.
At the feet of the Cerro de Guisando and Gredos mountains this winery lets its vines stretch out their roots through the thin infertile sandy soils, formed from decomposed granite, to cling on to life. Four generations have tended these old hardy vines that have repaid the care and attention with quality fruit hand harvested from the organically managed vineyards. Plots of Garnacha, Albillo and Moscatel de Grano Menudo are vinified separately, neither fined nor filtered to ensure that both the land and love shown shine through.
A blend of native varieties from a young organically farmed (not certified) single vineyard on shallow granite, the south facing slope is next to the Aliseda creek at about 750 metres above sea level.
The must is fermented and aged in used 500 litre oak barriques for 10 months on it's fine lees.
Type: French 500 Litre
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Floral, stone fruits with orange blossom peeking through. Bright, fresh, hints of minerality... this wine doesn't dissapoint! Tiny quantity produced, get it while you can.
Fish and shellfish. Seafood Paella.
Field Blend 100%
6 x 75cl