Castilla La Mancha: The vast, high and dry plains of Castilla la Mancha comprise over 50% of Spain’s vineyards. The ancient soils and high altitude ensures the richly flavoured fruit maintains structure and tannin. Vineyards planted on the slopes of mountain ranges in the north and north east add a degree of elegance to the wines.

Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed with a short cold soak before a long, cool fermentation with daily pump - overs to achieve optimum fruit and colour. The core of the blend was aged in stainless steel before six months maturation in seasoned French and American oak. A component of up to twenty percent Rioja Tempranillo aged in French oak is added to the blend three months before bottling.

2016 Vintage: Following a very hot and dry vintage across Spain, late Autumn rains complicated an already delayed harvest. The rains performed a much needed task in refreshing the vines and ensuring the fruit maintained vibrancy but also reducing yields. The old established vines along with the cooler climate of the higher altitude of Manchuela weathered the conditions well producing a small crop of high quality fruit.

Tasting Note:The nose is opulently fruited with an a depth of dark berry aromas, sweet spice and pepper. The palate is bright and expressive with a burst of mouth-filling ripe berry flavours with varietal cherry cola and smoked spice before supple tannins and subtle oak provide definition to the impressively long finish.


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