Mañoso, meaning skillfully handmade, offers great quality classic Rioja style with a modern twist. This is super Rioja Crianza that really impressed us at a recent tasting. Hints of vanilla and forest fruits on the nose. The palate is all about the balance of cherry, redcurrant and brambles with the toasty richness of oak. There's a bit of liquorice there too.
Try this with meaty pasta in a tomato sauce.
Family producer, Ruiz de Vinaspre, make all their wines made with the minimum intervention from their own vineyards in Rioja Alavesa. Wines with natural character and personality.The Crianza is hand harvested from vines up to 40 years old. The wine aged in 2nd and 3rd use oak barriques for 12 months.