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Spain - Castilla La Mancha

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The largest DO in Spain, it’s a vast region, baking hot in summer, freezing cold in winter with an endless undulating sea of vineyards. The vineyards are unmistakable, easily identified by their curious chessboard-style pattern called marco real. This is a method of planting where the vines are spaced about eight feet apart in all directions to allow sufficient access to any available water in the ripening season. It also allows the vines themselves to be trained en cabeza – with the head of the vine positioned very low to the ground in order to use its own leaves to protect the grapes from the worst solar excesses.

The grapes varieties are mainly Airen and Cencibel (Tempranillo) . Airen flourishes as it survives almost any weather conditions and produces light, fresh white wines. Other white grapes include Pardilla and Macabeo (Viura) with some Chardonnay.

For red wines, Cencibel ( Tempranillo) is highly recommended but there are also Moravia, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

La Mancha’s wines fall into three groups – basic jovens made for local consumption, low cost, high value wines intended for export and wines produced by innovators who are always working on an obscure vine or strain of yeast.

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Bodegas Maximo Viura, 2015


Bodegas Maximo Viura is pale lemon in colour with green hints characteristic of th Viura grape. On the nose there is a mixture of green apples, floral and citrus fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is round and mellow with well balanced acidity.

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750ml £7.60

Bodegas Maximo Tempranillo, 2013


Bodegas Maximo Tempranillo has a deep ruby red colour. On the nose, subtle vanilla and coffee nuances express themselves under a layer of ripe red cherries, black fruits and soft warm spices.

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750ml £7.60

Cien Y Pico "En Vaso" Bobal, 2012


Cien Y Pico \"En Vaso\" Bobal has a vibrant nose which shows abundant fruit, along with chocolate and coffee notes. Blackberries, blackcurrants and soft warm spices, along with cocoa and mulberry on the palate. It is soft with juicy tannins and an uplifting fruit finish.

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750ml £10.97

Cien Y Pico "Doble Pasta" Garnacha Tintorera, 2012


Cien Y Pico \"Doble Pasta\" Garnacha Tintorera has perfumes of damsons, blueberries and cherries on the nose. The palate is intense and flavourful, supported by supple tannins and good acidity. The ripe powerful fruit character reverberates on the finish.

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750ml £10.97

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Cien Y Pico "Knights-Errant" Garnacha Tintorera, 2008


Cien Y Pico \"Knights-Errant\" Garnacha Tintorera is a deep, darkly-coloured wine in the glass with glints of purple. The nose fills with perfumes of dark rich fruit such as blackberries and blackcurrants. On the palate, lots more fruit mixes well with soft warm spices and supple tannins. Hauntingly long on the finish.

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750ml £17.87