The Spanish red wine Marañones takes its name from the area where most of the vineyards of the winery are located. A place full of sloe bushes ("Arañones" in Spanish).
A single varietal Grenache, this wine belonging to the Vinos de Madrid DO, an area located in the increasingly prestigious Gredos Mountains, is made from grapes coming from three, 50 to 70-year-old vineyards grown in granitic soils.
North-oriented and organically farmed, the vines are located at altitudes between 750 and 850 metres above sea level.
After the harvest, the whole bunches of grapes were cold-macerated and fermented with indigenous yeasts in 33-Hectolitre French oak vats.
After that, malolactic fermentation took place in 500-litre, 2nd year French oak barrels. Then the wine was aged for 12 months.
This wine of the Bodega Marañones was not filtered, stabilized or clarified prior to its bottling.
Production limited to only 9,000 bottles and 54 magnums.
Decant Marañones 2015 1 hour before drinking.
Drink until 2023.
Marañones has a bright, medium cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.
This varietal Grenache from Madrid is pure, expressive and fresh, suggesting notions of red berries, liquor-infused fruit, balsam, minerality, spices and an overall sensation of open air.
Tense and fresh, this crianza red wine by Bodega Marañones has a distinctive character and a well-balanced acidity. The wine is still young, and that shows in the slightly rugged tannins. Palate is very rich, with remembrances of rosy pepper, smoke, underbush, red flowers and red berries. Long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Marañones 2015 is a serious wine that deserves some attention. It will great benefit, though, from some ageing in your home cellar.
Peñín 93. Parker 92. Enterwine 92.
|D.O.||Vinos de Madrid|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Soup and rice|
|Taste||Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
A very subtle and nuanced wine this is. You keep discovering new things as you go along.
No wonder that Gredos has become the talk of the town. This is only the entry level wine of the company, but it is excellent. Fennel, dim mineral notes, little red berries. Everything is subtle, nothing is shouted.