For terrific quality and superb value in Rioja, look to Bodegas Manzanos. This is one of their top wines – a Reserva using Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha grapes from their very finest old vineyards. Long aged in barrel, this is a complex red.
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Beyond the Label
Silky tannins support the intense berry fruit and smoky spice
Smoky spice, cherry, strawberry, raspberry and coconut oak
The Manzanos family have over 125 years of history as grape growers, and just in 2002 completed a state of the art winery. This bodega lies in Rioja Alavesa, where the rivers Ebro and Ega join, which affords beautiful views over the landscape. The early death of their father saw the fifth generation, Victor and David Manzanos (still only in their 20s), take up the reins, and judging by recent reviews they are doing an excellent job. The grapes for this Reserva – Tempranillo with a high proportion of Graciano and Garnacha – all come from high vineyards, at least 40 years old. Even then, only the very best go into the wine. Ageing in small barriques for two years and the rest in bottle has added layers of complexity that will slowly unfurl.
"Silky, complex and layered with ripe berry and toasty vanilla oak. Rioja lovers, snap it up"
Beth Willard Buyer for Spain
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