1864 Castillo de Olite Crianza
- Vintage: 2018
- Origin: Navarra, Spain
- Taste Guide: Full bodied & oaked; bright cherry red in colour, fresh black fruit aromas along with spice, balsamic, underbrush and cedar notes. A full-bodied Crianza that is well structured, elegant with a long mineral like finish.
- 75cl - 14% - Traditional Cork Closure
- Food match: A great wine to enjoy with Tapas and Pintxos or grilled lamb and pork dishes.
To produce the Crianza 1864 Castillo de Olite Bodegas Manzanos the fermentation takes place in stainless steel followed by aging in French and American oak for 18 months.
On the border between Rioja and Navarra, Victor Manzanos carries on the work of the four generations before him. Adding in significant amounts of ambition and energy, Victor Manzanos is at the forefront of the new Rioja – championing a modern interpretation of its varieties through his wines. As a grower, Victor is keen to prove that Rioja Baja has its own distinct character and should not be judged as inferior to Rioja Alta or Alavesa – just different. With brands also in Navarra, Victor and winemaker Borja are creating wine that is prized and cherished, from old vines growing on poor chalk and limestone soils which give wild berry and cassis flavours to the reds. With over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including what he claims to be the oldest Graciano vines in the world, Victor and the team at Manzanos are fortunately placed to put both the sub-region and the name Manzanos firmly on the map of the most important producers in Rioja. 300ha of vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil at an average height of 400m above sea level. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, coupled with the extreme climate, offer the perfect conditions for the production of great wines.
Sells elsewhere for between £13 and £15 but we can offer a slight discount at £11.49 per bottle. A great price to stock up on a few quality bottles of Crianza, especially as this will continue to drink well in a couple of years.