100x100 Monastrell 2015 Organic Jumilla

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92 Points Sarah Jane Evans MW, Top Ten Natural Wine Picks, Decanter 2017. The very essence of Jumilla, Murcia, a truly Mediterranean red, a friendly companion with a charming fruit complexion, sturdy dried fruits personality and a spicy heart. Monastrell is spicy by nature, with notes of clove, cinnamon, pepper and thyme. The mild climate and insolation typical of Murcia grant it red fruit flavours, ultimately complemented by the brief stay in oak barrels, 4 moons according to the winemaker. This Monastrell is organic certified.

Winemaking:
On-time harvest for maximum expression of the intrinsic characteristics of this variety. Malolactic fermentation in French oak over four moons. Organic wine.

Winery: Viñedos y Bodegas Asensio Carcelén

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£ 12.90

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Tasting Notes

Bodega Soul - Aroma Monastrell (image courtesy of alfabeto de aromas)

Organic Monastrell

Thyme
Pepper
Cinnamon
Clove

Bodega Soul - Aroma Crianza (image courtesy of alfabeto de aromas)

Oak ageing ('crianza')

Almond
Walnut
Truffle
Coconut
Toffee
Chocolate
Coffee
Vanilla

Clove
Pine
Sandalwood
Cedar
Oak
Incense
Smoke

About 100x100 Monastrell 2015 Organic Jumilla

BodegaAsensio Carcelén
Spain geographical indicationsDO Jumilla
Production areaJumilla, Murcia
RegionMediterranean
TypeRed
Grape varietiesMonastrell
SweetnessDry
Winemaking standardsorganic, natural
Wine styleLayered
Crianza4 months
Type of woodFrench oak
Vintage year2015
Alcohol % by Vol.15.5 %
Wine colourCherry red
RimPurple red
Opacitydeep colour
Wine descriptorsSpicy, Rich, Lush
Tasting notesstrawberry, cherry, blackberry, Raisins, Oak, Nutmeg, Eucalyptus
Wine momentstapas, picnic, party, lunch, barbecue
Food & wine pairingmeat pies, oily fish, paella, pork, sausage and charcuterie, vegetable dishes, casseroles
Wine awards92 Points Sarah Jane Evans MW, Top Ten Natural Wine Picks, Decanter 2017

Reviews

Grade 
2018-02-16

100 out of 100. Bravo!

This authentic Spanish red wine graces the palate so smoothly but with so much taste and body. A true treasure at at an amazing price. Bravo Bodega Soul and thank you for bring such authentic wines to the UK!

    Grade 
    2017-11-19

    Delicioso!

    A lovely and fruity yet slightly spicy wine. Compliments many meat dishes. Thank you!

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