Bodegas Mano a Mano
Mano a Mano Tempranillo 2016, Bodegas Mano a Mano
Spain / Castilla La Mancha
Andy's Tasting Notes
The big brother of Manon Tempranillo that we stock. Lots of richly fruited, smoky and herby characteristics. Big-hearted, warming and satisfying.
The Tempranillo grapes are sourced from 30 year old vines and the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak.
Price per bottle £10.45
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 (here also known as Cencibel). 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 – and their drought tolerance allows production of robust red wines with intense colour.
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