2019 Bodegas Marañones 30.000 Maravedíes
Bodega Marañones has the potential to express and create unforgettable wines, bringing the terroir of Sierra de Gredos into liquid form. Wines that offer a different view of the Spanish wine culture. Wines often coming from postage stamp plots such as in Bourgogne and Priorat De Marañones are named after the location Marañones. It is part of the mountain at an altitude of 800 m, oriented to the north. We find the three types of granite of San Martin: the white granite, the brown and the pink. Each vineyard in Marañones has a different soil. Some are on a hill. Others are more towards the high plains. Bodega Marañones has been part of the Pago de Carraovejas group for several years, known for the top wines of the same name from the Ribera del Duero, but Ossian and Vina Mein also belong to this group. The objective is to add a top house from the most beautiful wine regions of Spain and to apply the same very high quality standards with which they already belong to the Premier League. Next to Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Galicia, this house comes from the mountains of the Sierra de Gredos.
30,000 Maravedíes was the price Don Álvaro de Luna paid to the monk of the Santa María Monastery to get 'Señorío de San Martín de Valdeiglesias'. The Marañones 30,000 Maravedíes is a wine that aims to show the character of San Martín de Valdeiglesias, using grapes from six different small plots of old vines, mostly Garnacha but with about 10% consisting of other local varieties (mostly Morate) planted between pines, stone trees, olive trees and almond trees. The vineyards are located on a soil of weathered granite soil, poor in organic matter, located at an altitude of 650/800 m. The vineyard is between 30-70 years old and is biologically managed. The yield is only around 3,500-4,000 Kg/ha (approximately 1/3 of a normal yield). Fermentation takes place in 3,000 and 4,500 wooden barrels using native yeast. The wine is aged in 300L and 500L used French oak barrels for 8-10 months. The aging takes place on the lees. It is juicy and has a good structure and tension, this is not your average or everyone's friend. It has depth in a style reminiscent of a fine Morgon, along with some of the floral qualities of a Northern Rhone - juicy and meaty but also a little earthy, with red berries, flowers and wild herbs. It has a medium-bodied taste with granite texture, a chalky dry sensation and a salty aftertaste. It's serious, with aging potential.
|Type of Wine
|Vinos de Madrid
|Sierra de Gredos
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag