This is the most glorious red wine for the price, quality, drinkability and flavours. No added sulphites red wine. It is young, but let it not fool you - red and dark berry fruit truly excite, the palate has good body yet is also fresh with plenty of herbal twists for further complexity. Discover this gorgeous wine for yourself!
Food match: red meats and stews, will be good with rich pasta dishes, and flavoursome veggie mains.
Made by Bodegas Bernabe Navarro. Winemaker made a wonderful job with Monastrell, which can be quite fierce when young. This wine is so smooth.
Location: Alicante, South-East Spain
Grapes: Monastrell & Garnacha
Rafa Bernabé and his wife Olga set up the project in order to help protect local traditional viticulture, especially where there was a risk of some vineyards being sold to property speculators. The vineyards are all dry grown, old bush vines with very small yields. Rafa wants to respect this sense of place by intervening as little as possible both in the vineyard and in the winery.
Hot, humid and Mediterranean climate near the coast becoming drier and more continental further inland.
Grapes come from the Finca Usaldón (Villena-Alicante) vineyard plot “Los Almendros” from dry-grown bush vines aged over 45 years old at an altitude of 700-730 meters on a soil of limestone and decomposed granite which is covered in shingle and large pebbles
Fermentation in stainless steel vats
Aged in tank
Certified organic and suitable for vegans. No allergens used. Wine with no added sulphites.