|Grape/Varietal : Monastrell (95%) and local white varieties (5%)||Color : Red|
|Origin : Spain||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Bullas||ABV : 14%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
The local name for Monastrell in Murcia is ‘la del terreno’—which could be freely translated as ‘the local one’—is the name Julia Casado chose for her first commercial release, the 2015 La del Terreno.
She plans to work with the grape from her native land, maybe not necessarily from Jumilla like this one. This 2015 was produced with the fruit of 3.5 hectares of 12-year-old Monastrell regrafted into Moscatel vines; the grapes were foot trodden with full clusters, fermented with indigenous yeasts in a lagar and matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for some six months.
The profile is an aromatic and floral Monastrell, looking for the elegant side of the variety. It reveals a fluid palate with freshness and acidity, while keeping the Mediterranean character, with lavender notes together with the more common rosemary and thyme. The palate is very tasty, with a subdued minerality ending almost salty. The wine is obviously young and is slightly reductive right now, so decanting it energetically might be a good idea if you pull the cork anytime soon.
Pairs Well With:
Rabo De Toro (Spainish Ox Tail Stew)
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