Manon Tempranillo

£10.95

  • Grape : Tempranillo
  • Country : Spain
  • Type : Red
  • ABV : 14.5%

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Product Description

Tasting notes: Manon Tempranillo

Manon Tempranillo is a hugely appealing Tempranillo from the Mano a Mano winery near Alhambra. Truly capturing the character of the region, and over-delivering with every sip!

Wild black cherry and light herbal aromas. Pure black fruit on the palate with sweet spice and ripe tannins. Well-structured with fresh balancing acidity and huge appeal.

Food match:

Fantastic with roast lamb dishes or spicy sausage casseroles.

Producer/Region:

La Mancha’s Mano a Mano winery is impressively surrounded by 300 hectares of old Tempranillo vines at an altitude of 660m above sea level. The deep, sandy soils produce incredibly low yields here, just 1-2kg per vine. The wine spends 3 months ageing in oak barriques before bottling.

Bodegas Mano a Mano have 330 hectares of vineyards. 300ha at Finca La Dehesa in Alhambra, and 30ha at Finca Sierra de La Solana in Herencia. They also control another 100ha across Ciudad Real and Cuenca, in Castilla y León.

Their spectacular winery can be found at Finca La Dehesa, surrounded by old Tempranillo vines. At around 700m altitude, the vines grow on poor sandy soils. Largely gobelet-trained and averaging 50 years old. Grapes here mature rapidly, producing medium sized, compact and uniform bunches with thick skins. Their drought tolerance allows production of robust red wines with intense colour.

Ascunción Yébenes manages the winemaking team at Mano a Mano. He works magic with the grapes grown here (some Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano and Touriga Nacional are also planted). And also their cellar of largely French oak barrels.

Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano. This is a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes.