Home » Varietal » Monastrell

Monastrell

Sort by:
  •  per page
JUAN GIL 12 MONASTRELL
JUAN GIL 2012 MONASTRELL
Item: #373831
Bottle Size:750ml
$11.98
Quantity

INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 90 POINTS - " Brilliant ruby. Sexy, floral-accented dark berry aromas show very good clarity. Sweet, penetrating blackberry Read More...
and lavender pastille flavors are complemented by smoky oak and vanilla nuances and show a hint of peppery spices. Finishes with lingering florality, smooth, even tannins and very good length."
OLIVARAS 12 ALTOS DE LA HOYA
OLIVERAS 2012 ALTOS DE LA HOYA
Item: #382153
Bottle Size:750ml
$10.99
Quantity

WINERY NOTES
Monastrell is our region classic variety and with Altos de la Hoya we aim to capture its essence. Blend.- 90% Monastrell, 10% Grenache Harvest & Elaboration.- Read More...
Harvested during begining of October. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Wood aging.- Aged during 6 months in French oak, a combination of barrels and 60hl oak tanks. Only a small percentage may be new. Tasting note.- Deep ruby. Ripe, powerful scents of red and dark fruits, minerals and spices. Finishes fresh and long, with a repeating dark fruit note. Food pairing.- An exceptional combination with red meats and stews.
QUILES 13 "CONO 4" MONASTRELL
$11.95
Quantity

We were floored by this truly sophisticated tasting wine that costs so little money. Old word fans, take note! You will want this at hand as the Fall season approaches.

Read More...
The wine comes from Alicante, a charming harbor town in southeastern Spain. It is a lesser-known wine region compared to Rioja, but it brings excellent value and amazing quality wines. The winemaking family “Primitivo Quiles” (not to be confused with the grape primitivo) has been around wine for over 200 years, and looking at their label, not much has been changed since then!

This thick-skinned heavy-duty grape has been growing, uninterrupted, in southeast Spain since the 15th century. The Quiles family make their youngest (Joven), the "Cono 4" from 100% Monastrell (a.k.a: Mouvedre) from vines ranging in age from 50 to an incredible 110 years old. The Primitivo Quiles “Cono 4” was fermented and aged in 80 year old oak foudres. Monastrell can be big, dense and tarry, but this is a gentleman’s Monastrell with elegant fruit and lacking in harsh edges.

Think of this wine as a cross between an aged French Bandol, and a traditionally styled Rioja with a core of dusty plum, figs, and cherry fruit. It is rustic, with mild dark fruit and a seamless finish. The most impressive and memorable thing about of this wine is its texture. It is both rustic and velvet, the tannins are present and provide structure, but are so gentle and soothing. A truly great find!

Garnet color with a pinkish rim, this is a medium-bodied wine with aromas of dark chocolate, raisins, figs, fall leaves. On the palate is brambly fruit, wild herbs, and earth, with dark plum, figs, and warm berry compote. Although aromatically this wine has many sweet characteristics, this a dry wine. The savory dark-fruited palate also boasts balanced acidity, good minerality, and subtle orange peel on the finish. Super-soft tannins and medium acidity, provide this wine with a gentle pleasing finish. This is a comforting wine to be had with braised meat, roast pork, Cassoulet or English Cheddar.
TARIMA 13 MONASTRELL
TARIMA 2013 MONASTRELL
Item: #380888
Bottle Size:750ml
$7.98
Quantity

Tarima Hill is grown and produced in the D.O. Alicante in Eastern Spain, and is a relatively new project of Rafael Cañizares and Jorge Ordoñez. Alicante has a Read More...
long history of grape growing and wine production, which was probably introduced by the ancient Romans. The 'Golden Age of Alicante' wines was during the 16th and 17th centuries, when they were imported to northern Europe by English, Swedish and Flemish merchants. While this 'Golden Age' may have been long ago, the wines produced from this area are still fantastic and can be some of the best-priced, 'top value' wines we see and taste.

The grape used in this wine is 100% Monastrell with the age of the vines ranging from 25-35 years old. The soil is very chalky and are at an elevation of some 2,100 feet above sea level. The winery owns (80 hectares) 192 acres of vineyards, some of which are certified organic.

TARIMA HILL 12
TARIMA HILL 2012 100% MONASTRELL
Item: #380124
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$13.95
Quantity

"The 2012 Tarima made from non-organic Monastrell is sensational. From an area dominated by cooperatives, this full-bodied blockbuster boasts plenty of blue and black fruit notes, Read More...
impressive purity and an enticing texture as well as length."
  •  per page
Filter Products By:
Vintage
Varietal
Country
Region
Price