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Manz Platónico

The Experience

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You are much loved
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Love is All Around by Wet Wet Wet
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Crikey I'm right popular amn't I!
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Slow-cooked venison casserole

The Oddbins Take

Hand-picked from a blind tasting line-up by the winner of The Palate 2013, Chloe Dickson (pictured), this wine has ringing endorsements from every corner: Chloe herself says “It’s perfect for the wintry festive period, when you need something rich, hearty, jammy and souly. When I drank it I could just imagine sitting next to a crackling fire, slippers on, snow falling outside and a roast in the oven. This wine has it all, it works brilliantly. It just works” What more can we say - we concur!

The Vital Statistics

Vinho de Mesa
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
3 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Aragones (40%), Shiraz/Syrah (30%), Touriga Nacional (20%), Castelao (10%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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Francesca Brown in Stylist, 13/10/15: "Rich but not heavy with jammy tones."

Rose Murray-Brown in The Scotsman, 10/11/15: "Unusual label, looks very un-Portuguese - more Germanic. This blend of native and international grapes was popular with our tasters for its forest fruit mature bouquet and spicy complex palate – seemed well balanced without too much weight, even though it is 14%. Manz wines was set up by Andre Manz in Cheleiros village in 2004 with an aim to try local varieties and make wines from regions across Portugal. Slow cooked venison casserole recommended."

The Manz family moved to the quiet village of Cheleiros, on the west coast of Portugal, in 2004 and immediately fell in love with the people and the landscape of a place famous for its hills, like Douro, and small land parcels like the Azores. From the locals, André Manz discovered the important wine tradition that had made the village famous in the 19th century and, following that discovery, the ManzWine project was born: to recover that tradition and reputation.

André started by buying a small vineyard with an unknown variety of grapes called Jampal. The specialists advised him to replace it, saying “The variety is good but the productivity is low…” Facing these opinions, André replied “But I don’t want to produce a lot of wine. What I want is good wine! Let’s try it this year and, if the result is not good, we’ll change it next year!” But the result was surprising, with a white wine out of the ordinary, causing a sensation among all who tasted it. The enthusiasm of having something unique made the project continue with the recovery of Jampal and also of the older and most important red grape varieties. Following the motto “More quality and less quantity!”, ManzWine also turned to vineyards in the highly-regarded Portuguese regions of Alto Douro and Palmela.

Manzwine is focused on producing quality over quantity. The quality of their products starts in the vineyard and only ends with the casing, assuring a premium quality wine that satisfies the consumer.

Successful businessman in Portugal and wine passionate, André Manz started the Manzwine project in 2004 when he bought a small vineyard in Cheleiros, Mafra. Since then the production has been increasing and now he also produces wine in the regions of Península de Setúbal and Douro.

The grapes were de-stemmed, which was followed by fermentation for eight days in stainless steel vats, at a controlled temperature. It underwent pre-fermentation maceration and was then matured in French and American oak for 12 months. It was aged in the bottle for six months.

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