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Cien y Pico Wine, S.L.

Calle San Francisco, 19, 02240 Mahora (Albacete)
Spain
Telephone +34 610 239186

This company is co-exhibitor of
IPEX - Instituto de Promoción Exterior de Castilla La Mancha

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Product category: wines from Manchuela

KNIGHTS-ERRANT

Background Note;
Cien y Pico is our call to arms and means a [hundred & something]in La Mancha, the southern Castilian
meseta between the Mediterranean and Madrid, the land of Don Quixote. A wide, dry, plateau 1000 metres
above sea level, surrounded by mountains that offer just enough protection from the icy winters that turn
directly into warm summers.
Here our ancient plantings of [Garnacha] Tintorera not only survive, but thrive in the organically poor but
limestone rich, red, sandy Miocene era sedimentary clay between the rocky limestone outcrops that cover
the vineyards. These ancient, gnarled, free standing bush vines grown on their own roots with just 300mm
of rain a year, yielding tiny but intense crops. This Cien y Pico is nicknamed ‘Doble Pasta’ referring to its deep
colour from that occurs naturally with the variety [Garnacha] Tintorera.
The aim of Cien Y Pico is to protect and preserve these 19th Century vineyards for future generations. We
trust Cien y Pico’s vineyards produce wines that will allow us, four winemakers-errant if you will in the battle
for vineyards of terroir and biodiversity.
Vintage and Variety Note:
For our two wines ie our Doble Pasta and our Knights Errant, both made from Garnacha Tintorera.
All Cien y Pico wines are about the taste of our old vine vineyards, hence our name. All that our vignerons
want is to be able to taste ‘his’ vines in ‘our’ wine. As Winemakers-errant, all we want to do is to make great
wine, the very best young wine from the oldest vines we can find.
Although we have worked in the region for many vintages, and in Luis’ case for almost 30 years, Cien y
Pico’s second release, the 2008 vintage, was very special. In this year the hundred-plus-year-old vines
surrounding Manchuela turned out to be not only picture perfect but vine perfect as well. a year of
“privileged purity of the grape”. To taste and drink the two 2008 Cien y Pico wines was and still is like eating
fresh picked fruit off the vine during harvest with just a little winemaking. This is what makes these old vines
and Manchuela so special.
Nothing is forced at Cien y Pico, which is easy to achieve because all that you could want in the wine is
delivered from there en-masse - with chivalrous breed. Cien y Pico does not require verbose explanations,
marketing or the unenviable process of over-selling - it is Garnacha Tintorera vinified traditionally with some
new French oak. To smell is to see and to taste it is to know.
Knight’s-errant Garnacha-Tintorera tasting note:
Colour: A black hole, a dark star of intense opaque glass. Pease note, lips, teeth and anything else that
comes in contact with this turn purple. Spill this wine and it will stain something. You have been warned.
Nose: A black hole of deep concentrated smells, the first that comes to mind is a compote of blueberries,
blackberries and the finest darkest 99% Cacao chocolate. Hints of cinnamon, spice and exotic smells of
fresh black pepper, opening Lilies and saffron! There is also some magnificently complimentary aromatics
of the finest French oak barriques (Radoux 100% and new 85%)
Palate: An absolute blockbuster. Intense blackberry fruit strong but soft, a velvet glove over and iron fist.
Dark leather and dry high cocoa tannins and an almost chocolate truffled pallet, supported by creamy
blueberry cheesecake and fresh uplifting powerful pure blackberry. The Knights-errant is too long in the
mouth to describe except to say it is hauntingly long in the echoes of flavour. Also interesting to note this
wine can be left open in the bottle for quite a few days and still looks very impressive and that we consider
the Knights-errant to be a vinous time capsule that will benefit from bottle ageing, especially under screw
cap, a Knight-exemplar if you like. As Winemakers-errant we challenge you to try this wine, if only once on
your life. En Guarde!.
Drink with note; We recommend the following to drink, in stems ware of course, with a copy of Miguel
De Cervantes’s; The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha especially Vintage Classics 2003
translation by Edith Grossman (ISBN 9780099469698) and your own Sancho Panza and Lady Dulcinea

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Product category: wines from Manchuela

¡ EN VASO...! [LOW VINE...!]

Background Note:
Cien y Pico is our call to arms, meaning [Hundred & Something] in La Mancha, the southern Castilian meseta
between Madrid & the Mediterranean. Gallant Don Quixote’s land. A dry plateau high above sea level,
surrounded by mountains that protect old vines & windmills from icy winters that turn directly into hot
summers.
Here our ancient plantings of Bobal survive & thrive between rocky outcrops that cover our vineyards in the
organically poor but limestone rich Miocene era sedimentary red sand & clay. These gnarled, thick trunked,
old [Hundred & Something] bush vines grown on their own roots, rely on minimal rainfall to yield their small,
intense crops.
Our single vineyard tilt, ¡ En Vaso …! [low vine] is the quixotic quest of Cien y Pico is to protect & honour our
19th Century vineyards and allow, if you will, four Winemakers-errant, to fight foes in the battle for vineyards
of biodiversity, terroir & heraldry.
Vintage and Variety Note:
For our two Bobal wines ie our¡ En Vaso …! [Low Vine…!] and our ¿Winemaker’s-gallant ?, both made from the
heirloom variety Bobal.
All Cien y Pico wines are about the taste of our old vine vineyards, hence our name. All that our vignerons want
is to be able to taste ‘his’ vines in ‘our’ wine. As Winemakers-errant, all we want to do is to make great wine,
the very best young wine from the oldest vines we can find.
Although we have all worked in the region for many vintages, and in Luis’ case for almost 30 years, Cien y
Pico’s first release of Bobal, the 2011 vintage, was very special. In this year the hundred-plus-year-old vines
surrounding Manchuela turned out to be not only picture perfect but vine perfect as well. a year of “privileged
purity of the grape”. To taste and drink the two 2011 Cien y Pico Bobal wines was and still is like eating fresh
picked fruit off the vine during harvest with just a little winemaking. This is what makes these old vines and
Manchuela so special.
Cien y Pico aspires to all that is The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha any attempt to describe
our wines is somewhat Quixotic, tilting at the windmills of wine writing, marketing and sales is fate that we
do not wish to befell would be Winemaker’s-gallant nee Winemaker’s-errant. This noble & famous bobal
is grown & vinified traditionally with just a little unforced winemaking diversion, ie a little newer French oak,
adventure & reckless curiosity which recounts the fierce & uncommon battle for En Vaso vineyards and
wines of biodiversity & terroir. To smell is to see and to taste it is to know
¡ En Vaso …! [Low Vine…!] Bobal Manchuela España Tasting Note:
Colour: Opaque. An intense royal purple inkwell of colour.
Nose: The nose is almost overwhelming very vibrant and three dimensional, super fruity as well as chocolaty
and earthy all at the same time. Quite a wonderful rustic, non-oak derived, pure fruit set of aromas. Black
sesame seeds on a fresh bagel and ripening blackberries and dominate with some blackcurrant and cinnamon
spice, with lots of other red fruit-sy smells, a summer pudding full, with warming high cocoa and mulberry
aromas, as pure old vine Bobal should be.
Palate: A sweet and soft but at the same time savoury start to the pallet then a tannin that kicks in at the end of the mouth not 2/3rds of the way. Stylistically this Cien y Pico En Vaso [Meaning Low vine or bush vine])
Bobal from on 100 year old vines is the bridge between an expression of reds fruits mainly but also has a
serious undertone of black fruits. Really a most profound wine, that just rolls on and on in the mouth once
swallowed. It has an uplifting fresh fruit finish.
Drink With Note; We recommend the following to drink, in Stems-ware of course, with a copy of Miguel De
Cervantes’s; The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha especially Vintage Classics 2003 translation
by Edith Grossman (ISBN 9780099469698) and your own Sancho Panza and Lady Dulcinea.

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DOBLE PASTA

Background Note;
Cien y Pico [Hundred & Something] Background Note; Cien y Pico is our call to arms and means a [hundred &
something] in La Mancha, the land of Don Quixote. Our vineyards are on the wide, dry plateau of the southern
Castilian meseta, between the Mediterranean and Madrid, one thousand metres above sea level and
surrounded by mountains that offer just enough protection from the icy winters that turn directly into
warm summers.
Our ancient plantings of [Garnacha] Tintorera thrive in the organically poor but limestone rich, red, sandy
Miocene era sedimentary clay between the rocky limestone outcrops that cover the vineyards. Ancient and
gnarled, the free standing bush vines, grown on their own roots with just 300mm of rain a year, yield tiny
but intense crops. Cien y Pico is nicknamed ‘Doble Pasta’ referring to its deep colour that occurs naturally
with the variety [Garnacha] Tintorera.
The aim of Cien Y Pico is to protect and preserve these 19th Century vineyards for future generations. We
trust Cien y Pico’s vineyards to produce wines that will allow us, four winemakers-errant, to be victorious in
the battle for vineyards of terroir and biodiversity.
Vintage and Variety Note:
For our two wines ie our Doble Pasta and our Knights Errant, both made from Garnacha Tintorera.
All Cien y Pico wines are about the taste of our old vine vineyards, hence our name. All that our vignerons
want is to be able to taste ‘his’ vines in ‘our’ wine. As Winemakers-errant, all we want to do is to make great
wine, the very best young wine from the oldest vines we can find.
Although we have worked in the region for many vintages, and in Luis’ case for almost 30 years, Cien y
Pico’s second release, the 2008 vintage, was very special. In this year the hundred-plus-year-old vines
surrounding Manchuela turned out to be not only picture perfect but vine perfect as well. a year of
“privileged purity of the grape”. To taste and drink the two 2008 Cien y Pico wines was and still is like eating
fresh picked fruit off the vine during harvest with just a little winemaking. This is what makes these old vines
and Manchuela so special.
Nothing is forced at Cien y Pico, which is easy to achieve because all that you could want in the wine is
delivered from there en-masse - with chivalrous breed. Cien y Pico does not require verbose explanations,
marketing or the unenviable process of over-selling - it is Garnacha Tintorera vinified traditionally with some
new French oak. To smell is to see and to taste it is to know.
Doble Pasta Garnacha-Tintorera Tasting Note:
Colour: Extraordinary, glass staining, almost impenetrable deep hued purple, with youthful violet on the
edges. Just an extraordinarily deep hued red. Warning; do not spill any of this wine on anything white, as it will
leave a permanent purple stain!
Nose: A fantastic range of blueberries, damson plums and cherries. Also there are intriguing smells of
fresh bay leaf, lavender and Turkish Delight but in the main this wine smells lots of red fruit and rose petals,
raspberries,, Loganberries and blackberries combined with a little cream on top. Interestingly the smell of
this has often been compared to many great (rich) wine styles and varieties but there is always a note
referring to the perfumed elements on the nose.
Palate: Attacking and intense fresh, macerated blueberry and red fruits, followed by a summer pudding
array of juicy blackberries, delicious strawberries , tart raspberries and and underlying hints of fresh muddled
herbs. There is also some significant tannin as well as strong dark cocoa dominating the palate, with a layer
of jamon meatiness. Once spat out but hopefully swallowed, the flavour of the wine reverberates for a long,
long time in the mouth afterwards.
Drink With Note; We recommend the following to drink, in stems ware of course, with a copy of Miguel
De Cervantes’s; The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha especially Vintage Classics 2003
translation by Edith Grossman (ISBN 9780099469698) and your own Sancho Panza and Lady Dulcinea

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¿WINEMAKER'S-GALLANT?

Background Note:
Cien y Pico is our call to arms, meaning [Hundred & Something] in La Mancha, the southern
Castilian meseta between Madrid & the Mediterranean. Gallant Don Quixote’s land. A dry plateau
high above sea level, surrounded by mountains that protect old vines & windmills from icy winters
that turn directly into hot summers. Here our ancient plantings of Bobal survive & thrive between
rocky outcrops that cover our vineyards in the organically poor but limestone rich Miocene era
sedimentary red sand & clay. These gnarled, thick trunked, old [Hundred & Something] bush vines
grown on their own roots, rely on minimal rainfall to yield their small, intense crops. Our single
vineyard tilt, ¡ En Vaso …! [low vine] is the quixotic quest of Cien y Pico is to protect & honour our
19th Century vineyards and allow, if you will, four Winemakers-errant, to fight foes in the battle for
vineyards of biodiversity, terroir & heraldry.
Vintage and Variety Note:
For our two Bobal wines ie our¡ En Vaso …! [Low Vine…!] and our ¿Winemaker’s-gallant ?, both made
from Garnacha Tintorera. All Cien y Pico wines are about the taste of our old vine vineyards, hence
our name. All that our vignerons want is to be able to taste ‘his’ vines in ‘our’ wine. As Winemakerserrant, all we want to do is to make great wine, the very best young wine from the oldest vines we
can find.
Although we have all worked in the region for many vintages, and in Luis’ case for almost 30 years,
Cien y Pico’s first release of Bobal, the 2011 vintage, was very special. In this year the hundredplus-year-old vines surrounding Manchuela turned out to be not only picture perfect but vine
perfect as well. a year of “privileged purity of the grape”. To taste and drink the two 2011 Cien
y Pico Bobal wines was and still is like eating fresh picked fruit off the vine during harvest with
just a little winemaking. This is what makes these old vines and Manchuela so special. Cien y Pico
aspires to all that is The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha any attempt to describe
our wines is somewhat Quixotic, tilting at the windmills of wine writing, marketing and sales is fate
that we do not wish to befell would be Winemaker’s-gallant nee Winemaker’s-errant. This noble
& famous bobal is grown & vinified traditionally with just a little unforced winemaking diversion, ie
a little newer French oak, adventure & reckless curiosity which recounts the fierce & uncommon
battle for En Vaso vineyards and wines of biodiversity & terroir. To smell is to see and to taste it is
to know.
¿Winemaker’s-gallant? Bobal Manchuela España Tasting Note:
Colour: Striking The darkest almost impenetrable purple .
Nose: An amazingly alluring almost perfumed array of pure Bobal smells. Initially pommy granite mixed with blackcurrants and ripe blackberries. An lifted fresh, sweet, dark cherry and blackberry
pie fruit nose and some pink peppercorn cola nut and all spice notes. A profoundly complex nose
that bursts free with red fruit smells from the supporting and blonde tobacco, freshly turned dry
dark soil, and background of fine French oak, Also a strong just out of the over cherry pie like smell.
Palate: The palate is particularly rich and dense but with fresh acidity and bright fruits dark cherry and plum notes but also blackberries. Mouth- filling, youthful, but also nicely savoury
over a blackberry and spicily structured finish. Overall pure & concentrated but with profound
tension between the sweet fruit, the bright acidity, savoury oak and firmly tannic structure. This
is a truly expressive Bobal with amazing length and precision. A time capsule for the variety and a
an extraordinary single vineyard wine deserving new one and two year old French Oak (Radoux)
barriques from fruit grown on extremely mineral-rich sools, in a slightly cooler vineyard for the
region near the River Jucar from 100+ year old vines.
Drink With Note; We recommend the following to drink, in stems ware of course, with a copy of Miguel De Cervantes’s; The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha especially Vintage
Classics 2003 translation by Edith Grossman (ISBN 9780099469698) and your own Sancho
Panza and Lady Dulcinea.

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