First impressions of the 2019 Vintage

We finished harvesting on September 24th, the last grapes picked our centenary Verdeja, and from a technical standpoint our fruit was exceptionally healthy. Unfortunately, however, given such sparse rainfall during the vegetative cycle, production was 30 to 40% down on last year.   Oenologist Richard says ‘we decided

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Controlling yields

With flowering complete, fruit set at Menade culminated in the best of conditions. This is of course also an important time for green harvesting and so the vineyard team have been busy methodically working their way through parcel by parcel in order to ultimately achieve

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Innovative Enotourism at Menade

  Summer is the perfect time for wine tourism, as vineyards at this time of year are a veritable feast for the senses, with  vibrant colours and a multiplicity of fauna and flora.   Add therefore the bonus of learning about the history of our family, now in

Nosso & Clandestino 2018 now out

  The end of Spring saw the welcome release of our new Nosso, from a vintage notable for heavy rains during the maturation period; and Marco is particularly pleased that as a result all our wines – and Nosso in particular – are extremely lively, fresh,

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European and Canadian Spring Tour

During the finally emerging Spring our Export Team will be showing our wines at a number of very specific Events.   We kick off on May 2nd in the Hoxton Hotel in París, with a special Menade evening.   We'll be at Fenavin, Ciudad Real   After this, May 7th to

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New Vintages of Clandestino, Sobrenatural and Adorado

The next few weeks will see the release of new vintages of our Clandestino Tinto (2018), Sobrenatural (2015) together with the second saca of Adorado.   Clandestino Tinto 2018   Made from Tempranillo/aka Tinta de Toro, Clandestino Tinto is natural wine with absolutely zero sulphur is designed for enjoyment

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The positive effects of Ozone

Since last year vineyard manager Marco and his team have been experimenting with how ozone might positively influence budding.   Ozone, also known as trioxygen, is a natural inorganic molecule first created by accident in 1785 and essentially a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell

PRESENTING OUR WINES IN EUROPE

  This winter, the Menade team will be presenting our wines in several European cities.   We'll start March with a visit to the British capital to participate in the Wines From Spain showroom at the Sky Garden of London, which will be held on the 7th.   Highligh

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SOIL AT MENADE

  Needless to say it is our many and varied soils that (literally) provide the whole foundation of our philosophy and the way we work our vineyards.   During the winter, vines go into a state of vegetative repose, sap ceases to circulate within the plants, and so