Mandiles is Estrecho de Marín’s star vineyard par excellence. Located in the south of DO Jumilla it is comparable to a wise elder who knows how to deal with any situation life throws at it.
When it was planted, 65 years ago, the basels were angled to face northwards so that the roots would always be in the shade of the shoots and leaves in order to survive years of scare rainfall.
The vines sink their roots deep in search of moisture in the fathomless soils and manage to survive hailstorms, plagues and all types of adverse conditions. Mandiles is a wine full of character, yet is delicate, fresh, mineral, and boasts excellent balance in the mouth.
|Parcela Mandiles | Technical notes|
|Brand||Bruma del Estrecho de Marín | Parcela Mandiles|
|Type||Crianza - red aged in 5,000-litre oak vats|
|Name||Mandiles (southern DO Jumilla)|
|Description||Ungrafted, planted with basels facing north so that the roots are always shaded by the leaves|
|Soil||A variety of soils within the same hillside vineyard. The higher ground is sandy and the lower ground is chalky, strewn with stones|
|Annual rainfall||263 L/m2 in 2016|
|Harvest||Manual, in 10-kg crates. September 2016|
|Winemaking||Fermented in 5,000-litre oak vats and macerated for 12 days. Later pressed and aged for a further 10 months in oak vats|
|Bottling||August 10, 2017|