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Product code: 2016

Bodegas Manzanos, Castillo De Enériz Reserva, Navarra, Spain, 2013

Bodegas Manzanos, Castillo De Enériz Reserva, Navarra, Spain, 2013

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

With over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including what he claims to be the oldest Graciano vines in the world, Victor and the team at Manzanos are fortunately placed to put both the sub-region and the name Manzanos firmly on the map of the most important producers in Rioja. 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

Pre-fermentative maceration cooling, pumpovers during the whole process, max. 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

Deep garnet red colour with ripe and red-berry fruits aromas. In the mouth, elegant, ripe and with a velvety tannin.

Food Matching

Lamb chops, sirloin, chicken

Technical Details
Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Merlot 40%
Tempranillo 20%
ABV:
13.5%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl