The Muñoz family has been making wine in the area around Noblejas for six generations. Their carefully selected vineyard locations and vines, crop thinning and poor calcareous soils combine to produce concentrated and structured wines. Yields are kept strictly low and the average age of the vines is 30 years.
Their winemaker, Bienvenido Muñoz, was named 'Winemaker of the Year' in Castilla la Mancha in 2004. Bienvenido uses only native yeasts for fermentation and bottling takes place after very light filtration. His son, Bienvenido Munoz Pollo, an agricultural engineer with advanced degrees in oenology and viticulture, manages general winery operations
The family recently acquired a former 17th century subterranean cellar, dug into the bedrock. The installations are being painstakingly restored and are already being used to age the Estate's top wines, in perfect temperature and humidity conditions.
Munoz owns about 100 hectares of vineyards, and has long-term arrangements with nearby growers holding another 300 hectares of vines.
Legado Munoz Garnacha
Variety: 100% Garnacha
Average age of vines, 30 years
Winemaker: Bienvenido Muñoz
Ageing: 3 months in American Oak Casks
Description: Bright red cherry. Strawberries and blueberries with spicy hints (nutmeg, pepper, coffee). Fruity, smooth tannins, exotically spiced, well balanced.