Amancio nace en unos de los pagos más prestigiosos de Viñedos Sierra Cantabria: La Veguilla, con cepas que de maneral natural producen tan sólo 2 ó 3 racimos en una vendimia llevada a cabo de forma muy artesanal y con una meticulosa crianza.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"The 2011 Amancio is a cuvée of four plots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, a total of 16 hectares planted at different times. The bunches are sorted and around 10% were discarded in 2011 (a very ripe, warm vintage) and destemmed by hand. It fermented in small oak vats and the wine matured in barrel for some 24 months, where it went through malo. The wine is quite marked by the toast of the barrels, which Marcos Eguren told me is because of the seeds and the zone that give it more of a smoky character. Still, the oak is well combined with the ripe black fruit and sour cherries. These vines are low-yielding and harvested one week before the rest of the plots to avoid overripeness and keep the freshness. There are flavors of blackberries and hints of flowers with plenty of vanilla and cinnamon, Mediterranean herbs and the characteristic from this riper vintage. A powerful red for the long haul. 4,800 bottles".