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by The Spanish Wine Collection
Vinomaniac runs away from industrial and artificial wines with no personality, that are too standardized and with too much wood. As in everything, the key is in a good balance: we make artisanal wines on a small-scale basis, which are intense but light, complex but easy to drink and to understand.
The high altitude (from 600 to 900 meters above sea level) and the Mediterranean climate with very pronounced continental features (with long, cold winters and short, hot summers) as well as the wide temperature range, contribute to give to the grapes a good acidity and aromas, during a slow and harmonious ripening. The particular microclimate prevents moisture, refreshes the grape vines and makes that very few treatments are needed on the grapes to be healthy.
The soils and the grapes
The loamy, calcareous or clay soils with complex mineral elements, allow us to produce wines with character and specific nuances of each environment. Only the best grapes from low yields are selected, which guarantees highly expressive wines. We favor the indigenous grape varieties such as Bobal or Monastrell, but also use foreign grapes like Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc if they bring even more refinement to the set.We harvest manually and by night or very early in the morning, so the grapes reach the winery fresh and intact.
We care for the grapes and we care for the environment. The microclimate of each domain protects the vine from the diseases, allowing us to make a minimum of treatments to the fields and to the grapes. All our actions respect Nature in our daily concern to take care of the earth and to transmit to future generations a healthy environment. We act that way not to follow a trend, but by pure conviction that it is the right thing to do.
Winemaking techniques and aging
We disregard aggressive treatments of clarification, stabilization or filtration to preserve all the qualities of the wines. We also take advantage of natural gravity as often as possible to fill the vats, doing without the harmful use of pumps. For the aging, we use wooden vats or large barrels (preferably French oak) in order not to provide excessive wood to the wines, in our constant search for wines which have a perfect balance between fruit and wood.
Is it necessary to point out that everyone involved in Vinomaniac is passionate, fanatical and positively obsessed with the world of wine?
Jose Luis Salon
José Luis is an agronomist and his life has always been linked to the wine world. He took over the family vineyards and was one of the first in the region to believe in the potential of the capricious and difficult to tame Bobal grapes to produce elegant and silky wines. At Bodegas Pasiego, at 900 meters above sea level, the highest point of the DOP Utiel-Requena, he offers us every year fresh, expressive and ultra-limited production wines.