BODEGAS MANZANOS, FINCA MANZANOS BLANCO, DOCA RIOJA, SPAIN 2019
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.
300ha of vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil at an average height of 400m above sea level. The Viura comes from very old vineyards and the Chardonnay from a vineyard established 7 years ago. 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 and matured on the lees.
No oak treatment
Bright yellow with hints of gold. Fresh aroma of fruit, such as apricot. Rounded, long and pleasant on the palate.
Ideal with paella and all types of seafood.