Manzán comes from the Bobal plots of Finca Casa lo alto in
the village of Venta del Moro, the soil is calcareous clay, not
very deep and poor in organic matter.
This wine comes from three plots planted between 1940
and 1965. The vines are cultivated in free-standing bush
way system, a structure that saves water and protects
against excessive sunstroke.
In the soil management, we revitalize the soil with organic
amendments, and avoid the use of chemicaly synthesised
products, in order to have a living soil that expresses the
characteristics of the terroir.
This year the climate was rainy and fresh, delaying the
harvest. The grapes were harvested at the end of September with a different percentages of whole bunches, the
rest was destemmed, but they were not squeezed. Spontaneous fermentation was hold with autochthonous
yeasts. After pressing it was transferred to concrete and
“foudres” where the malolactic fermentation ends, the
wine is aged 10 months with its lees.
Bottled without clarification and filtered through 5 microns