Manuel is undoubtedly a legend in the Spanish Natural Wine Universe. He has been one of the pioneers of the winemaking process for numerous decades in Spain. But on top of this, he has a touch from heaven. By sitting with him, listening, and enjoying his thoughts, you quickly identify that his words are not coming just from a man. He’s a transmitter of the universe’s knowledge.
He and his son Lorenzo are cultivating grapes in one of the most magical areas of Spain, Sierra Nevada, which is around 1300m high. This is where the snow, the Mediterranean breeze, and the sun give the grape a personality difficult to find anywhere else. As curious guys, they decided to go to varieties which are not common in the region, even in the entire Spanish territory. Together with the traditional Tempranillo, Granaches, and Vijariejos varietals, they decided to explore the worlds of Pinot Noir, Viognier, Riesling. They’re providing wines which cannot stop surprising you every time you try them.
Some of Barranco Oscuro’s wines are sitting in first place on the world’s list of premium natural wines for quality and personality. You cannot go on without having experienced their wines.