Autumn Pack - Producer focus on Bodegas Maranones
This autumn rather than spreading our six pack selection across the portfolio we’ve decided to offer a deep dive into a single producer who’s close to our heart. Bodegas Maranones from San Martin de Valdeiglesias, about a two hour drive west of Madrid. Maranones is one of the first Bodegas’ we ever worked with and as well as being a core part of our range for nearly a decade they’re work also opened the door for us to the whole Sierra de Gredos mountain range – one of the most magical parts of Spain both in terms of wine production and sheer natural beauty. Maranones are based around the slightly lower altitude (although still 600-850m!), more Mediterranean side of the Gredos. It is here that the white grape Albillo flourishes, creating incredibly minerally, perfumed and textured wines. They also grown the sort of delicate, light but intense Garnachas for which the Gredos is rapidly becoming famous, starting at the superb value ‘30,000 Maravedies’ and escalating in quality to one of the best single vineyards in the Gredos – Pena Caballera – a patch of old vines on pale, sandy granitic soils which offers majestic sweeping views back over the town of San Martin and the Sierra de Gredos foothills.