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Vinessens La Casica del Abuelo Alicante

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This is a delicious Mediterranean blend from Alicante, dominated by the local queen variety Monastrell –Murvedre-. Red and black fruit aromas like plums and prunes, with hints of balsamic and aromatic herbs. Built in 1932, ‘La Casica del Abuelo’ (Grandad’s Shed) is the name this family gave to the small farm house on their Puerto de la Harina estate. Owners and winemakers Andrés and Marta wanted to pay tribute to this lovely story.

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Tasting Notes

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

Monastrell

Thyme
Pepper
Cinnamon
Clove

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

Syrah

Strawberry
Fig
Blackberry
Nuts
Mint
Liquorice
Aniseed
Bay leaf

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

Petit Verdot

Plum
Blackberry
Pine
Coconut
Vanilla
Grass

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

WINE DETAILS

Wine name: La Casica del Abuelo
Type of wine: Red
Vintage year: 2016
Grape varieties: 80% Monastrell, 10% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot
Winery: Vinessens Bodegas y Viñedos
Production area: Villena, Alicante
Appellation: DO Alicante
Alcohol content (Vol.): 14.5%
Wood ageing: 5 months
Type of wood: New French and American oak barrels.
Ageing in bottle: n.a.
Number of bottles produced: n.a.
Winemaking: Manual harvested in individual small plastic crates to protect the grapes is followed by a strict selection process at the bodega. Cool maceration prior to the fermentation. 17 days skin and seed contact, precedes a further 5 months ageing in new French and American oak barrels.

APPEAREANCE

Opacity: Deep
Colour: Cherry red
Rim: Raspberry pink
Dryness: Dry
Body: Full bodied

NOSE AND PALATE AROMAS

Plums, prunes, clove, pepper, thyme

WINE DESCRIPTORS

Elegant, fruity, spicy silky, round, layered

About Vinessens La Casica del Abuelo Alicante

Spain geographical indicationsDO Alicante
RegionMediterranean
TypeRed
Grape varietiesPetit verdot, Syrah, Monastrell
SweetnessDry
Wine styleLayered

Reviews

Grade 
2018-11-18

Great food wine

This is heavily spiced, with black fruits and a bit of chocolate. The tannins need a bit of food (or some ageing) & the alcohol is a tad high, but some others I drank this with didn't mind that too much!

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