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PDV0621OW
Parajes del Valle
Macabeo Maceracion
2021
Manchuela
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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DO Manchuela is a large area in the centre of Spain, east of Cuenca and Albacete, and has 70 towns in Castilla La Mancha. It is bordered by other Designations of Origin: La Mancha in the west, Jumilla in the south and Almansa and Utiel-Requena to the east. The soil is composed of clay on limestone and the average height of the vineyards are between 600-700 meters. Another unevenness that deeply marks the surface of the area are the two large reservoirs to the north of the cultivation area, Alarcón and Contreras, which allow an abundance of irrigation. These are all very favourable conditions for vine cultivation.

Parajes del Valle is a bright, new, exciting winery, established as recently as 2018. From Day One their wines have been in the young but experienced hands of Maria Jover, a 28 year old winemaker who counts Vegas Sicilia as a previous employer. Her modern views to winemaking are transforming the wines of the area. The certified organic Monastrell grapes all come from old vines (15-40 years) split across four plots (Fountain of the Partridges, La Cañada de Albatana and the Termino de Arriba in the north of Jumilla). They are maintained by the age-old “Terraje" system, meaning that the vineyards are rented out to the farmers, who give back 7% of the production in turn for taking good care of the vines. Almost all 80–90-year-old vines in Jumilla are maintained like this but are increasingly at risk of dying out as landowners want to change the system to the more productive and cost-effective system of irrigated vineyards. Parajes del Valle is adamant to protect the “Terraje” system, even paying a higher price for the grapes in guarantee the highest quality.

Tasting note: Candied; orange citrus nose of tangerine; orange melon and something sweeter and more artificial, Lucozade original and Irn-Bru? The palate is nice and grippy; with more white nut; along with some citrus and candied fruit notes. Great fresh acidity; matches the structure with a dry finish.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes are hand-harvested then carefully selected at the winery. Spontaneous fermentation with wild native yeasts. Fermentation on skins in 25000 kg deposits in concrete tank for 15 days. Minimal sulphur added after fermentation. The wine is kept in concrete tanks until bottling.
Features Tangerine Melon White nut Savoury Fresh

Features Fresh, Grippy, Melon, Savoury, Tangerine, White nut,
Tasting note Candied, orange citrus nose of tangerine, orange melon and something sweeter and more artificial, Lucozade original and Irn-Bru? The palate is nice and grippy, with more white nut, along with some citrus and candied fruit notes. Great fresh acidity, matches the structure with a dry finish.
Drink with
Comté, Nuts, Pork,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Manchuela
Producer Parajes del Valle
Wine Name Macabeo Maceracion
Colour Orange
Style Fun & Funky
Vintage 2021
Main Grape Macabeo
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 12%
Production 80000
Aging Concrete tank
Soil Clay Limestone
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail Grapes are hand-harvested then carefully selected at the winery. Spontaneous fermentation with wild native yeasts. Fermentation on skins in 25000 kg deposits in concrete tank for 15 days. Minimal sulphur added after fermentation. The wine is kept in concrete tanks until bottling.

PDV0621OW
Parajes del Valle
Macabeo Maceracion
2021
Manchuela
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

DO Manchuela is a large area in the centre of Spain, east of Cuenca and Albacete, and has 70 towns in Castilla La Mancha. It is bordered by other Designations of Origin: La Mancha in the west, Jumilla in the south and Almansa and Utiel-Requena to the east. The soil is composed of clay on limestone and the average height of the vineyards are between 600-700 meters. Another unevenness that deeply marks the surface of the area are the two large reservoirs to the north of the cultivation area, Alarcón and Contreras, which allow an abundance of irrigation. These are all very favourable conditions for vine cultivation.

Parajes del Valle is a bright, new, exciting winery, established as recently as 2018. From Day One their wines have been in the young but experienced hands of Maria Jover, a 28 year old winemaker who counts Vegas Sicilia as a previous employer. Her modern views to winemaking are transforming the wines of the area. The certified organic Monastrell grapes all come from old vines (15-40 years) split across four plots (Fountain of the Partridges, La Cañada de Albatana and the Termino de Arriba in the north of Jumilla). They are maintained by the age-old “Terraje" system, meaning that the vineyards are rented out to the farmers, who give back 7% of the production in turn for taking good care of the vines. Almost all 80–90-year-old vines in Jumilla are maintained like this but are increasingly at risk of dying out as landowners want to change the system to the more productive and cost-effective system of irrigated vineyards. Parajes del Valle is adamant to protect the “Terraje” system, even paying a higher price for the grapes in guarantee the highest quality.

Tasting note: Candied; orange citrus nose of tangerine; orange melon and something sweeter and more artificial, Lucozade original and Irn-Bru? The palate is nice and grippy; with more white nut; along with some citrus and candied fruit notes. Great fresh acidity; matches the structure with a dry finish.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes are hand-harvested then carefully selected at the winery. Spontaneous fermentation with wild native yeasts. Fermentation on skins in 25000 kg deposits in concrete tank for 15 days. Minimal sulphur added after fermentation. The wine is kept in concrete tanks until bottling.
Features Tangerine Melon White nut Savoury Fresh

Features Fresh, Grippy, Melon, Savoury, Tangerine, White nut,
Tasting note Candied, orange citrus nose of tangerine, orange melon and something sweeter and more artificial, Lucozade original and Irn-Bru? The palate is nice and grippy, with more white nut, along with some citrus and candied fruit notes. Great fresh acidity, matches the structure with a dry finish.
Drink with
Comté, Nuts, Pork,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Manchuela
Producer Parajes del Valle
Wine Name Macabeo Maceracion
Style Fun & Funky
Vintage 2021
Main Grape Macabeo
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 12%
Production 80000
Aging Concrete tank
Soil Clay Limestone
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail Grapes are hand-harvested then carefully selected at the winery. Spontaneous fermentation with wild native yeasts. Fermentation on skins in 25000 kg deposits in concrete tank for 15 days. Minimal sulphur added after fermentation. The wine is kept in concrete tanks until bottling.