2018 Monastrell, Bodegas los Frailes, Valencia, Spain

2018 Monastrell, Bodegas los Frailes, Valencia, Spain

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2018 Monastrell, Bodegas los Frailes, Valencia, Spain

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This product is discounted by 30% in our Autumn Sale. Price shown includes discount.

Organic, biodynamic, dry-farmed and vinified in cement vats with no oak used, this is an exceptionally pure example of Mediterranean Monastrell. Black cherry, plum and blueberry notes dominate on the nose alongside subtle aromas of thyme. This is juicy and full-bodied with gentle, silky tannins on the palate. It is bursting with flavour and personality; a perfect match for a barbecue or smoky baba ganoush. Ready to drink now.
Lucy Bland, Buying Assistant (July 2020)
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Bodega los Frailes

Bodega los Frailes

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Valencia

Valencia

East-facing eponymously, and Mediterranean of climate and culture, the appellation of Valencia produces wines from a diverse array of styles and grapes, including, for the white varieties, Merseguera, Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel Romano, Planta Fina, Macabeo, Chardonnay, and to a lesser extent, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon; and, for the red grapes, Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Tinta, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Bobal, Syrah.

Wine is bred in the bone here, and at all price points. Two of the most exciting bodegas are Bodega Mustiguillo and El Angosto, which certainly deserve to be better-known.

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Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre, aka Monastrell in Spain, is a common blending partner of Syrah and Grenache (aka Garnacha in Spain). In Australia and California it can also appear under the name Mataro.

Mourvèdre's bastion in France is Bandol, where it reigns supreme in the red blends and yielding a savoury, gamey, herby wine. It also commonly features in Southern Rhône, Languedoc & Rousillon blends. 

The grape needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Its stronghold in Spain are the appellations along the south-east Mediterranean(Murcia, Jumilla, Bullas), where it produces rosé, dry red and sweet fortified wines. Monastrell has played a significant part in Spain’s vinous heritage; it nurtures wines that are deep in colour and richly tannic, sometimes overbearing in their intensity and concentration

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