With the New Year upon us, the new vintages of our 2 most popular young whites are already out and creating waves. Our Dulce Menade was released at the end of November due the very particular way we make it, but what of the others?
Winter is classic pruning time as vines go into a dormant/vegetative state and hence it’s the ideal time of year to plan, prepare and set the scene for the following harvest. At Menade, however, in addition to pruning – something that must be undertaken carefully
Mega busy – no surprises - as we want to support our now quite extensive repertoire of worldwide clients, we’re doing our utmost to reciprocate their/your faith in us as we’re not an anonymous brand but real people doing what we believe in.
January 20th therefore
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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