Get to know: Finca Manzanos, Vinas Viejas Rioja Blanco
This is an energetic white Rioja blend of Viura and Tempranillo with bright aromas of sweet peach, citrus and tropical fruits carry through to the palate, which is accompanied by creamy notes and spices from time in oak. There's a generous weight, it feels satisfyingly round and mouthfilling, that is perfectly balanced by bright acidity.
Try this with garlic prawns
Another great example of a modern white wine from Rioja. The oak influence adds a lovely texture, and the fruit is so vibrant and concentrated. It's a very satisfying combination and tastes great with a plate of seafood tapas.
On the border between Rioja and Navarra, Victor Manzanos carries on the work of the four generations before him.
With over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including some of the oldest vines in Rioja, Bodegas Manzanos is fortunately placed to put both the sub-region of Rioja Oriental and the name Manzanos firmly on the map as one of the most important areas and producers in Rioja. This range of wines is a modern take on the traditional landscape of Rioja.
For this wine 300 ha of vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil at an average height of 400m above sea level. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature and matured on the lees in amix of French and American oak barrels for 4 months.