Bodega Marañones wine producer
Bodega Marañones is one of the leading producers in Spain’s up-and-coming Sierra de Gredos, west of Madrid. Gredos doesn’t yet have its own DO (Denominación de Origen) because it straddles the borders of three Spanish regions: to the north,
Castilla y León
; to the southwest,
Castilla La Mancha
; and to the southeast, Madrid. Marañones lies just inside the Madrid region, a couple of kilometres south of the border with Castilla y León, so its wines qualify for the Vinos de Madrid DO.
This is Valdeiglesias, the Valley of the Churches. The Marañones vineyards lie high on the valley slopes (650 to 850 metres up) overlooking the historic village of San Martin de Valdeiglesias, while the bodega itself is in the outskirts of Pelayos de la Presa, 4 km eastward down the valley from San Martin.
All the vineyards are organically dry-farmed and planted with bush vines with an average age of 50 years. The steeper slopes are ploughed by mule.
is the main variety for reds, and Albillo for whites. The Garnacha is supplemented by some of the rare
and a little Syrah. From these they make two Albillo whites (one single-vineyard) and five reds: three pure Garnacha (two of which are single-vineyard) and a Garnacha-based blend. There is also a pure Morate made in tiny quantities and sold without an appellation because the grape is not authorised in Vinos de Madrid.
Decanting Club wines made by: Bodega Marañones
From Castilla y León, Spain
Marañones, 30,000 Maravedíes
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