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A Dos Manos 2020

A Dos Manos

2020
The essence of Méntrida
92+
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production5,000 bottles

The wine

Adosmanos is a fresh and wild wine expressing the authentic and genuine side to Méntrida. A delightful minerality seems to try to combine the character of a Gredos wine with the clear personality of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Adosmanos is the result of the firm commitment of two friends to recovering an exceptional vineyard whose vines are repaying them by producing wines with intense minerality and a unique depth.

What does this wine taste like?

The aromas of ripe berries, both red and black, appear alongside aromatic spices. A herbal hint reminds us of the forest but its fruitiness stands out more clearly in the nose thanks, in good measure, to a restrained use of wood. 

An elegant and smooth first sip with a medium body in the mouth and fine tannins. It displays a good level of freshness and a notable energy. The character of the terroir is felt in saline sensations, a wild acidity, and a lively palate. Its mouthfeel is reminiscent of the grainy texture of granite and it has a deliciously flavoursome finish embellished with suggestive bitter touches and the freshness of redcurrants.

Bouquet
Berries / Spices / Herbaceous notes
Mouth
Smooth / Elegant / Fine tannins / Fresh

Drinking and storing

It is ideally served in a Pinot Noir style glass at a temperature between 14ºC and 16ºC. It makes for pleasant drinking from day one but can also be enjoyed at any time in the 6 or 7 years after its harvest date.

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Semi-hard sheep milk cheese or meats like duck make for great partners. It also pairs well with game birds.

Duck / Sheep cheese / Feathered game

Ratings and awards

202193 PK
202092+ PK
201892 PK92 PN
201791 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

I tasted the bottled version of the 2018 A Dos Manos, the Garnacha from Méntrida on degraded granite soils, and it delivered what the unbottled sample promised last year. It's a ripe Garnacha at 14.5% alcohol, with fully developed flavors and aromas, red berry fruit, herbs and aromatic spices. It's elegant, medium-bodied and almost ethereal with aerial tannins and inner energy. It's not really from Gredos but has more Gredos character than many... 5,000 bottles were filled in July 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (11/11/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

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Winemaking

100% Grenache. A 30-day maceration with 60% whole grapes and spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast. Aged in pre-used 225-litre French oak barrels for twelve months. Bottled unclarified and unfiltered.

Ageing period12 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationBottled unfined and unfiltered

Vineyards

Family-owned vineyard in the town of Méntrida (Toledo). Vines are over 35 years old and planted in granite soils with a sandy-loam texture on the slopes of an undulating landscape.

Vine ageBetween 30 and 40 years
SoilGranit / Sand / Silt