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|
|Name||Parcela Mandiles. Located in the valley: Estrecho de Marín, southern sub-zone of the D.O.P. Jumilla.|
|Description||Ungrafted, planted with basels facing north so that the roots are always shaded by the leaves|
|Age||Planted in 1952.|
|Annual rainfall||387 L/m2 in 2019|
|Harvest||End of August 2019, hand harvested in cases of 10-12 k.|
|Winemaking||Fermented in french oak fudre at temperature controlled of 24-26 °C using natural yeasts. Malolactic fermentation in french oak barrique of 500 L. and ageing during 10 months. Surface and amicrobic filtration (1-μm).|