Bodega Barranco Oscuro is located in the small town of Cadiar, near Granada, in southern Spain. The owner is Manuel Valenzuela, who in recent years has been helped in the work in the vineyard and in the cellar by his son Lorenzo Valenzuela. Manuel was born in 1943 in Marchal, he comes from a large family who, with numerous efforts, managed to get him to graduate in chemistry at the Madrid school. Manuel, however, decides to return to Cadiar and, after marrying his wife Rosa in 1979, buys the Barranco Oscuro Estate, a large farmhouse built at the end of the 19th century with more than 100 hectares of land planted with vineyards. The vineyards are immersed in the mountains of La Controviesa, in the Sierra Nevada, at an impressive altitude of 1368 m.s.l.m. The cultivated vines are those typical like the Tempranillo, the Garnacha, the Pedro Ximenez, to which in 1984 Manuel joins the Cabernet Sauvignon. Manuel was one of the first in Spain to follow the principles of biological and sustainable agriculture, in full respect of nature. The vines are found on arid soils of clay-limestone matrix. The company produces various labels including: "Art Brut", sparkling wine produced with the ancestral method, the "Blancas Nobles" from native white vines, the "El Canto del Mirlo" from merlot grapes, and the "El Pino Rojo" from pinot black, all wines with a unique flavor, born from the stubbornness of a man who wanted to realize his dream.
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