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Manz Pomar do Espirinto

The Experience

Drink When...
Defying the Odds
Listen To...
Quality or Quantity By Bad Religion
Think About...
Enjoying Every Drop
Drink With...
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

The Oddbins Take

We all should perhaps take a leaf out of Andre Manz book when it comes to quality over quantity and appreciate the little things in life. Lucky for us there is enough of this stunning wine to go around, for us to fully appreciate the high quality that Manz has worked so hard on. Pomar do Espirinto has a harmonious aromatic complexity, fresh acidity and a natural freshness allowing for great ageing potential.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Portugal
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
3 g/l
13.0%
Alcohol Units
9.8

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The Style

Grape
Syrah / Shiraz, Touriga Naçional
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Anthony Rose in The Independent, 11/4/2015: "One of the up-and-coming regions to watch is Lisbon, whose 2011 Manz Pomar do Espirinto... is a seductive blend involving syrah, aragonês, touriga nacional and castelão, showing vivid pepper and spice-infused dark berry juiciness."

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.

Grapes have been de stemmed followed by Pre-fermentation maceration and then matured in French and American oak follows for 12 months and then a further 6 months in the bottle. This wine is elegant and complex, showing ripe fruit aromas combined with pleasant spice notes. Full bodied and aromatic complexity of the fruity and spicy aromas. Great acidity which induces freshness and great ageing potential.

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