94 points James Suckling
90+ points Wine Advocate
Vinous Reverie Notes
Maravedíes are an ancient form of currency once used in Castilla and 30,000 Maravedíes was the amount that Don Alvaro de Luna paid a local monastery, centuries ago, for the land where Bodega Marañones is now located. It is a fitting name for this “village” wine made from three terroirs that Fernando farms: Marañones Andrinoso and Dehesa. 30,000 Maravedíes is made primarily from Garnacha with about 10% Morate in the final blend.
Variety: 90% Garnacha(Grenache), 10% Morate
Fermentation: Hand harvested, 24 hr cold pre-fermentation maceration, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in 30–45HL oak vats, pigeage
Aging: 8 months in 45HL oak vats and 300–500L French oak barrels, an additional 2 months in 45HL oak vats after blending