introduce the Corazón Loco Selección 2010
, the new wine from Andrés Iniesta
, and which has just come out. This is the first Crianza from the Corazón Loco
Line (Bodegas Iniesta
already has a Crianza on the market, but from the line Finca el Carril, the Hechicero 2010
With this wine, the winery intends to consolidate its Crianza red wine range and to offer us the full range of sensantions its "Terroir" is able to.
The Corazón Loco Selección 2010
is made of 40% Tempranillo, 30% Syrah, 20% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Remain in french oak barrels for 12 months and further 12 months in bottle for refinement.
Very intense aroma, reminiscent of very ripe red fruits, vanilla, liquorice, clove and toffee.
On the palate elegant, gives us back fruits and toasted wood, together with balsamic armona.
The project of this unique winery
began in the 90's when José Iniesta
, Andres Iniesta's father, planted 10 hectares of vineyards.
After years of watching the results and the evolution of the vineyards, he decided to increase the plantation to the current figures, 120 hectares
In the beginnings
the main activity was exclusively viticulture works and the production was not bottled under any brand.
It was towards the year 2000
when José decided to take a giant step and build a cellar to produce wines exclusively from its own vineyards.
the construction of the winery was completed and in that same year the first wines of Bodegas Iniesta
The construction of the winery is the culmination of a dream for the Iniesta-Luján
family, whose wide experience in viticulture dates back to the 70's.
Bodegas Iniesta is located right in the center of La Manchuela
, in Fuentealbilla (Albacete) the village where the family originates, halfway between the basins of river Cabriel and river Júcar.
We may find up to 12 grape varieties planted on the property, from native varieties like Macabeo, Bobal, Graciano to other noble varieties such as Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc, all vinified in La Mancha.
The vineyards were displayed on slopes to take advantage of sunlight, improve ventilation, prevent diseases and to create a microclimate in the plots. Situated at an altitude of 800 metres above the sea level and within 2 km from the winery, the harvested grapes are processed as fresh as possible.
Out of this winery and vineyards sprout Reds, Whites and Rosés under 2 different brands: Corazón Loco
and Finca El Carril
. The family Iniesta-Luján exercises total control from the first vine planted, grain harvested, vinification, all they way though to the marketing stage.
Under the banner of integrated agriculture, the family works the land using only natural fertilisers and with a clear target in mind: the respect for the land and everything around it.
The family has managed to make good wines with a fresh and modern profile, appealing to the end consumer.
The White wines are fresh and appetising with floral and white fruit notes. Pleasant in the palate, crisp acidity and the freshness that good, elaborated wines should have.
The young Reds and Medium-aged wines are lively and persistent, mature and elegant.
It is worth mentioning El Hechicero
, a red wine aged for 12 months in 300l. French and American oak barrels. Powerful nose, complex and warm. Fleshy in the mid-palate, well structured, with elegant tannins and a long aftertaste.
For those you who are wine lovers and want to learn more about the history of this Winery in La Mancha, you have the opportunity to visit the BODEGA, its modern facilities and thus discover how this family of winemakers elaborate their wines.