Crushed & Cured
Bodegas Manzanos, Finca Manzanos Graciano, DOCa Rioja, 2021
Cherry red colour, intense and bright. Aromas of black fruit, ripe red fruit with notes of vanilla from the oak barrel. Perfect balance between freshness and acidity. Perfectly integrated tannins from the wood ageing.
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 vats at a controlled temperature with 3 weeks of maceration. 6 months of ageing in French & American oak.
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.
Grape Variety: Graciano
Producer: Bodegas Manzanos