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Menade
Clandestino
2016
Rueda
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Regular price £18.95

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DO Rueda is found about 180 km North West of Madrid in the heart of Castille and Leon. On an elevated plain of around 700m above sea level it has a strong continental climate enduring extreme heat and cold. To the north it touches the Duero River (with alluvial soils and high lime content) and to the south the soil is sandy with a gravel and clay subsoil. And because of this there are a good number or 100+ year-old pre-phylloxera vines knocking about. But above everything else Rueda is known for its easy drinking Verdejo. Whilst sometimes blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Viura, Rueda's whites are generally fresh and fruit-forward with intense citrus, melon and great acidity, often of exceptionally high quality.

Bodegas Menade may have been founded as recently as 2005, but Alejandra, Marco and Richard are the 6th generation of the Rueda based Sanz wine family. Whilst their father continues to run the world renowned Bodegas Vinos Sanz, his three children decided to take another route. In looking right back to their traditional winemaking roots and in fully respecting nature allowing it to speak for itself, Menade was born. Using a mix of natural traditional winemaking and state of the art technology they are able to bring the wines of the past, into the future. And with it various biodiversity projects; an Insect Hotel (increasing insects amongst the vines by 30%), Mobile Trees (different species wheeled into vineyards to see the effects on crops) and an adjoining farm to encourage biodiversity and plant cover.

Tasting note: Dark black fruit and concentrated blackcurrants on the nose. Rustic. Big; rich; black plum and blackcurrant; cooked raspberries; leather; prunes and dates. Well textured; rounded and fresh with a long dry mineral finish.
Winemaking Detail: 90-year-old; bush trained vines. Maceration and fermentation in small SST for 12-25 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation with naturally occurring yeasts. Little; gentle cap-plunging but no over- extraction. Cold stabilization. Not clarify nor filtered but decanted naturally. No added sulphur.
Features Blackcurrant Drates Mineral XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX

Features Blackcurrant, Drates, Mineral, XXXXXXXX,
Tasting note Dark black fruit and concentrated blackcurrants on the nose. Rustic. Big, rich, black plum and blackcurrant, cooked raspberries, leather, prunes and dates. Well textured, rounded and fresh with a long dry mineral finish.
Drink with
Chickpeas, Chorizo, Morcilla,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Rueda
Producer Menade
Wine Name Clandestino
Style Red
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Tempranillo
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 10000
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Stony; clay limestone soils
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail 90-year-old, bush trained vines. Maceration and fermentation in small SST for 12-25 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation with naturally occurring yeasts. Little, gentle cap-plunging but no over- extraction. Cold stabilization. Not clarify nor filtered but decanted naturally. No added sulphur.

MEN0516RW
Menade
Clandestino
2016
Rueda
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

DO Rueda is found about 180 km North West of Madrid in the heart of Castille and Leon. On an elevated plain of around 700m above sea level it has a strong continental climate enduring extreme heat and cold. To the north it touches the Duero River (with alluvial soils and high lime content) and to the south the soil is sandy with a gravel and clay subsoil. And because of this there are a good number or 100+ year-old pre-phylloxera vines knocking about. But above everything else Rueda is known for its easy drinking Verdejo. Whilst sometimes blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Viura, Rueda's whites are generally fresh and fruit-forward with intense citrus, melon and great acidity, often of exceptionally high quality.

Bodegas Menade may have been founded as recently as 2005, but Alejandra, Marco and Richard are the 6th generation of the Rueda based Sanz wine family. Whilst their father continues to run the world renowned Bodegas Vinos Sanz, his three children decided to take another route. In looking right back to their traditional winemaking roots and in fully respecting nature allowing it to speak for itself, Menade was born. Using a mix of natural traditional winemaking and state of the art technology they are able to bring the wines of the past, into the future. And with it various biodiversity projects; an Insect Hotel (increasing insects amongst the vines by 30%), Mobile Trees (different species wheeled into vineyards to see the effects on crops) and an adjoining farm to encourage biodiversity and plant cover.

Tasting note: Dark black fruit and concentrated blackcurrants on the nose. Rustic. Big; rich; black plum and blackcurrant; cooked raspberries; leather; prunes and dates. Well textured; rounded and fresh with a long dry mineral finish.
Winemaking Detail: 90-year-old; bush trained vines. Maceration and fermentation in small SST for 12-25 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation with naturally occurring yeasts. Little; gentle cap-plunging but no over- extraction. Cold stabilization. Not clarify nor filtered but decanted naturally. No added sulphur.
Features Blackcurrant Drates Mineral XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX

Features Blackcurrant, Drates, Mineral, XXXXXXXX,
Tasting note Dark black fruit and concentrated blackcurrants on the nose. Rustic. Big, rich, black plum and blackcurrant, cooked raspberries, leather, prunes and dates. Well textured, rounded and fresh with a long dry mineral finish.
Drink with
Chickpeas, Chorizo, Morcilla,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Rueda
Producer Menade
Wine Name Clandestino
Style Red
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Tempranillo
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 10000
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Stony; clay limestone soils
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail 90-year-old, bush trained vines. Maceration and fermentation in small SST for 12-25 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation with naturally occurring yeasts. Little, gentle cap-plunging but no over- extraction. Cold stabilization. Not clarify nor filtered but decanted naturally. No added sulphur.