Bodegas Manzanos, Voché Crianza, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2019
On the border between Rioja and Navarra, Victor Manzanos carries on the work of the four generations before him.
With over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including some of the oldest vines in Rioja, Bodegas Manzanos is fortunately placed to put both the sub-region of Rioja Oriental and the name Manzanos firmly on the map as one of the most important areas and producers in Rioja. This range of wines is a modern take on the traditional landscape of Rioja, championing the native grape varieties, Tempranillo, Viura and Garnacha. The team is the youngest in the region, a talented a group of people with the sole purpose of making wines that people will enjoy.
300ha of vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil at an average height of 400m above sea level. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, coupled with the extreme climate, offer the perfect conditions for the production of great wines. Grapes are all hand-picked in early October.
Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperature with 3 weeks of maceration.
Type: French and American
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Intense red colour with garnet nuances. Expressive, aromatic with mature fruit and spices such as clove and white pepper ending in a well rounded, intense but very juicy wine with lovely integrated oak and tannins.
Roasted vegetables and cured meats like Jamón Iberico de Bellota.
Tim Atkin Rioja Report 2023 90 Points
Borja Ripa produces this medium-bodied Crianza from a 50/50 pairing of Tempranillo and Graciano from the Los Molinos and José León vineyards. Aged in new and second use oak, it's a well-structured modern style with chalky freshness, blackberry and vanilla spice flavoursandfine-grainedtannins.2024-29. 90 Points, TA, 2023.
6 x 75cl
Award: Decanter 92 Points
Award: Jancis Robinson 17 Points