Tasted the Manny O’ Wine products yesterday at the Filipino Bloggers Worldwide 1st grand eyeball at SM Megamall. I love the taste especially the Sumiller.
Sumiller, the most famous Manny O Wine with 11 international accolades, is blended from pressed Monastrell grapes that are grown in the Spanish region of Yecla.
The sumiller is a a single varietal wine produced from 40+ YEAR OLD Monastrell vines from the Spanish region of Yecla. Intense dark cherry color , porjecting frangnant aromas of mature red and blue fruies , hints of chocolate at the finish adding to the elegant sweet tannins, paris well with red meat and asian dishers with expensives sauces.
Own by businessman Manny Osmeña who never had a liking for liquor or spirits and in fact, he is allergic to alcohol.
When he developed the interest, which eventually led him to become a blender of inexpensive but award-winning wines.
Now, Manny O Wines has seven blends that have garnered 49 awards in wine competitions in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, the United States and Hong Kong. In these events, consumers rated different wine vintages or brands through blind tasting.
Five of the blends, which he calls “standard brands” are sold on retail at P635 a bottle. In some supermarkets offering discounts, a bottle may be bought for less than P600.
The Celebrus, which is prepared in the same way as Champagne (going through at least two stages of fermentation), is sold at P900. By comparison, a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne sells for at least P3,000.
In the Philippines, total wine consumption as of 2009 was less than 20 million bottles, but it is growing from a smaller base, Osmeña said.
The Cebuano blender is doing his share to sustain that growth.
“I am democratizing wine. Good wine doesn’t have to be expensive. I want people to know that. I want to take the snub out of wine,” Osmeña said.