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Product code: 3496

Bodegas Manzanos, 1864 Castillo De Olite, Reserva, Navarra, Spain, 2012

Bodegas Manzanos, 1864 Castillo De Olite, Reserva, Navarra, Spain, 2012

Producer Profile

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.

Viticulture

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.

Winemaking

Aging for 24 months in new French and American oak.

Oak Ageing

Time: 24 Months
Type: 50% French/ 50% American
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 100

Tasting Note

Like the Crianza this is cherry red in colour but the additional time in oak has given this garnet hues. The aromas of blackcurrant, spice, cassis and chocolate are incredibly elegant. The full bodied, well structured palate finished with a long mineral like finish.

Food Matching

Grilled lamb and asparagus salad.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Garnacha 60%
Tempranillo 30%
Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Vegetarian Vegan
ABV:
14%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl