The aromatic nature of this wine harkens back to antiquity, with a clayey, almost amphora-like earthiness rounding into pomegranate with a hint of pine resin. On the palate, it has a smooth mouthfeel and soft tannin with a trifecta of cherry, violet, and jasmine, slowly resolving into a long and satisfying finish.
We took care to make two harvesting passes (9/24/17 and 10/11/17) to ensure each grape was brought in at the perfect maturity.
Monastrell is also known as Mourvèdre and grown widely throughout the south of France and northern Spain. For millennia, the borders have shifted hither and yon as the various factions fought each other for the precious land. It is believed that the grape originates in the areas around Valencia, where the Phoenicians likely brought it around 500BC. With our climate being so like the ancestral home of the grape, it is a great fit for Temecula Valley.
Food Pairing Notes
An excellent choice for eggplant parmesan or a classic gazpacho.