2020 Bodegas Marañones Marañones
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 parcels 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 in 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.
In this wine, one wants to convey the Marañones area that is so representative of the entire winery. that is why this wine is made entirely from the Garnacha grape, but these versions are incomparable with the jammy warm versions in other parts of Spain and France. These are the almost burgundy-like elegant wines with the characteristic floral tones and light red color and with the perfect acidity. The garnacha grapes for the Marañones come from three single vineyards (Olivos, La Ladera & Peña Baja) with an age of 50 to 70 years located on a granite soil, some parts with slate and sand. The vineyards have a north orientation located at an altitude of 750 to 850 meters. The vineyard is managed organically. After the manual picking and selection in the vineyard, the grapes are selected again in the winery and only the most beautiful fruit is selected. The whole bunches are pressed with fermentation in wooden tanks of 33 Hl, using native yeast. The wine then ages for 12 months in French oak (used) barrels of 500 liters on its lees. The wood should never have the upper hand in this kind of fine wines. The wine is unfiltered and not stabilized with sulphite.
The 100 percent Garnacha is fully expressed both on the nose and on the palate, with aromas of red currant, strawberry and a sense of fleshy fruit while maintaining a slightly crunchy texture. Then comes a complete softness, with the graininess of these granite soils rich in quartz. That nugget of quartz is noticeable in the texture, length, fineness, elegance and floral element of the wine. Only 12,000 bottles of this wine are made in the best years and only around 24 magnums. The 2020 vintage has received (93-94)/100 points from Parker
|Type of Wine
|Vinos de Madrid
|Sierra de Gredos
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch