Red currant, hard candy, leather on the nose; light and soft on the palate, pleasantly astringent on the finish.
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.
163 Cases | Estate Wine