The Santa Catalina del Mañán winery, located in an enclave protected by the Alicante Provincial Council as a landscape protected by its vineyards, began its journey in 1962 with the founding of a large winery in the plain of Mañán, Monóvar.
Over the years it has been expanded to reach a harvest of 5 million and a half kilos of grapes and a park of French oak barrels and American oak barrels for aging wines, as well as the wine that characterizes the province of Alicante throughout history, the Fondillón.
As a result of the work of the winegrowers, the bodega enjoy a wide range of young wines, cask wines, as well as special wines, such as Moscatel Y Fondillón, all of them with a very careful preparation. Wines that are in demand from corners of all Spain, making our way internationally by exporting to countries of the European Union.
It should be noted that with their autochthonous varieties, such as Monastrell, Alicante Bouchet and Moscatel, they have produced some wines very special. The «Marisquero», White wine Made with the native Muscat variety and a small percentage of Macabeo, which stands out for its aroma, fresh, smooth and fruity, ideal for aperitifs, seafood or rice.
On the other hand «Locura», rosé wine made with the Monastrell variety of old vines. It stands out for its bright pink color with notes of wild strawberry, its intensity, elegance and freshness stand out above all. And finally «Emoción», which has been on the market since December, is a red wine from the varieties Monastrell Y Alicante Bouchet with 3 months in the barrel. It can be said that it is very expressive on the nose with aromas of fruit, in the mouth it is sweet and friendly, ideal for meats, rice, cheeses, etc.
Last wine landscapes
There are almost 500 hectares in areas such as the Mañán Valley, one of the last scenic vineyards in the province, which will be affected by the threat of the transformation of the wine-growing landscape of Alicante due to the increase in requests for the installation of solar panel fields in Vinalopó.
Therefore, the Appellation of origin and the Wine Route have agreed to make a joint declaration to the administrations with which to apply the protection measures to the vineyard landscape in the Valencian Community that the Regional Ministry of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility decreed in 2016.
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