A combination of altitude and soil helps to bring out the very best in this old vine Tempranillo, and creates a fruit forward wine with structure and earth notes. Dark cherry-red, with an intense purplish color round the edges. Aromas of ripe forest fruit, cocoa, violets and a balsamic flourish against a smoky background. Flavorsome, fresh, balanced and meaty, with good fruit on the palate. Forest fruits take the lead for the overture.
The 2009 Mano a Mano (100% Tempranillo) was aged in new French oak for 7 months. It ups the ante in its display of smoke, meat, black and blue fruits that are surprisingly complex for the humble asking price. Sweetly-fruited on the palate with a bit of structure, it will continue to deliver the goods for several more years.
This winery is located in the terroir of La Mancha found in the eastern region of the Denomination of Origin. The soil is the reason that the winery committed themselves to purchasing 95 hectares (228 acres) of vineyards, located at an altitude of 660 meters (1980 ft) above sea level, with an average age of 40 year old vines.
The sandy soils (up to 1 meter in depth) have an underlayment of large river stones,... View More