From the light garnet at the center of the glass to the orange hues on the rim and all the shades in between; delicate rose petals, strawberries and a gentle touch of oak please the nose and give way to soft and juicy fruit on the palate; smooth tannins and acids linger on.
Monastrell is the 5th most popular varietal in Spain in terms of acreage planted and first became established in Cataluña where it was grown by monasteries, leading to the name Monastrell (from the Latin monasteriellu). From Spain, the grape made its way to Mediterranean France (where it’s known as Mourvèdre) and became a principal blending component of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and today in the very popular "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre) blends of the Rhône and Provence regions.
Food Pairing Notes
This easy-drinking, fruit-forward summer wine will pair well with just about anything except for delicate fish dishes.