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Maranones 30.000 Maravedies Vinos de Madrid Sierra Gredos 2020

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Country:Spain
Region:Madrid
Winery:Maranones
Grape Type:Garnacha
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2020
Bottle Size:750 ml
Product Description

Maranones 30.000 Maravedies Vinos de Madrid Sierra Gredos is made from 90% Garnacha and 10% local grape varietals called Morenillo (Morate).


“The first of our red wines would be 30,000 maravedíes, which is our Comarca wine, a regional wine, village wine.

30,000 maravedíes is the coming together of all soils, orientations, dominantly Garnacha at 90 percent with a remaining 10 percent of local grapes. 

The name also reflects the union between history, the winery, the structure and the place. Álvaro de Luna paid 30,000 maravedíes to buy the whole region from the monks who fostered the cultivation of the vine. It is a historical name. It refers to what was paid for the Valley and pays homage to the Valley. It also evokes what the monks had developed. This history is part of our heritage and we continue it.

This village wine wants to tell you the whole history of the Valley. At the end it delivers a structure tending towards the mineral, the floral, length, fruitiness and ease of drinking.”

30-70 year-old vines produce a vibrant, fresh wine that boasts juicy red berry, wild herb, flower and balsamic flavors with hints of sweet spice. Smooth tannins provide finesse and longevity.


Winery: Maranones

Marañones Winery is a coming together of vineyards and people. Our winery logo conveys this idea through the representation of various spaces assembled into one.Our people are devoted to wine making. Our wines reflect the nature, the character of both vineyards and people. This is our company.

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