Bodegas Los Frailes, Monastrell – Garnacha 2013, Spain
Tasting Note: Monastrell blends are increasingly being produced in Spain, and this wine shows the grape’s flexibility to pair well with Grenache which makes up 30% of the blend.
Deep-intensity ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, raspberry, blueberry and violet.
On the palate, the dry, full-bodied, red blend echoes flavors suggested on the nose coupled with velvety, ripe, medium-plus tannin.
The wine is concentrated in texture with medium tannin and a black-fruit infused, medium-plus finish.
A substantial red blend that showcases ripe black fruit and body.
Bottle Note: Our history dated back more than 300 years. Casa Los Frailes has been owned by the same family since 1771. A 165 hectare organic estate in the Valley dels Alforins (Valencia) where house, cellar, vineyards, Mediterranean forest, olive and almond trees, sheep and bees form a living farm organism. Certified organic since 2002 and implementing biodynamic agriculture, our wines reflect the singular expression of our Mediterranean terroir. 70% Monastrell, 30% Garnacha Tintorera. Dry farming 1t 700 meters above sea level in sandy calcareous soil. Made with organic grapes.
Importer: Tri-Vin Imports Inc, Mount Vernon, New York
Tasting Date: October 3, 2017