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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 Blanco, 2022

Bodegas Maximo blanco 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 £10.75

Bodegas Maximo Tinto, 2020

Bodegas Maximo Tinto 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 £10.85

Cien Y Pico "En Vaso" Manchuela Bobal, 2021

Cien Y Pico \"En Vaso\" Manchuela 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 £16.98

Cien Y Pico "Doble Pasta" Garnacha Tintorera, 2021

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 £18.50

Quinta Del 67, Bodegas Volver, Almansa,

Quinta Del 67, Bodegas Volver, Almansa is an Intense red. Complex on the nose with aromas of ripe black fruits, spices, and some balsamic aromas. On the palate with a lot of structure, silky tannin, and again a lot of fruit, chocolate, liquorice. Long and persistent finish. Very powerful and with a long life ahead.

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750ml £18.85

Volver V, Bodegas Volver Single Vineyard Tempranillo, Castilla La Mancha, 2020

Volver V Single Vineyard Tempranillo, Bodegas Volver, Castilla La Mancha is Smooth and structured. Good acidity and juicy. Long finish and a fruity and balsamic retronasal. Intense cherry red with ruby undertones. Clear and bright. Notes of violets and ripened black fruit. Intense spicy aromas with pleasant balsamic touches.

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750ml £18.85