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Product code: 2020

Bodegas Manzanos, Castillo de Enériz Crianza, Navarra, Spain, 2015

Bodegas Manzanos, Castillo de Enériz Crianza, Navarra, Spain, 2015

Producer Profile

On the border between Rioja and Navarra, Victor Manzanos carries on the work of the four generations before him.

Adding in significant amounts of ambition and energy, Victor Manzanos is at the forefront of the new Rioja - championing a modern interpretation of its varieties through his wines. As a grower, Victor is keen to prove that Rioja Baja has its own distinct character and should not be judged as inferior to Rioja Alta or Alavesa - just different. With brands also in Navarra, Victor and winemaker Borja are creating wine that is prized and cherished, from old vines growing on poor chalk and limestone soils which give wild berry and cassis flavours to the reds.

Viticulture

Fruit from 20 year old vineyards, planted on a chalky clay soil, with Atlantic weather influences, giving the wines elegance and minerality.

Winemaking

Pre-fermentative maceration cooling, pumping over throughout the whole process at a maximum temperature of 27ºC and post-fermentative maceration of 5 days.

Oak Treatment

Time: 18 Months
Type: French and American 300 Litre
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 30

Tasting Note

Intense red colour with touches of garnet. On the nose, expressive, elegant with hints of liquorice, black fruit, pastry and chocolate.

Food Matching

Red Meat is the perfect match.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Garnacha 50%
Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Others 20%
ABV:
13.5%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl