Black fruit, chocolate and vanilla driven Rioja, well structured and delicious
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, he 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 over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including what he claims to be the oldest Graciano vines in the world, Victor and the team at Manzanos are fortunately placed to put both the sub-region and the name Manzanos firmly on the map of the most important producers in Rioja.
Tasting Note: Strawberry red colour. This wine stands out for its aromas of black fruit, violets, and hints of vanilla and chocolate coming from the oak barrel. In the mouth it is well structured, round and mellow.
Critics: James Suckling 2019 91 points, Decanter 2017 Bronze medal, Jancis Robinson 16/20 (average producer score)