The Drinks Business UK ‘Five Fantastic organic red wines for under 10 Pounds
From Jumilla certified organic 100% Monastrell. The Drinks Business UK ‘Five Fantastic organic red wines for under 10 Pounds’ - said ‘Its abundance of soft ripe fleshy crushed strawberry character made entirely with this variety. This brings a welcome dryness to the palate after all the juicy berry fruit. This is a brilliant starting point for tasting the Monastrell grape’.
"Bearing in mind that the Monastrell grape – called Mouvedre in France – is famous for producing highly tannic reds, it was a welcome surprise to find that this wine from Spain, with its abundance of soft ripe freshly crushed strawberry character was made entirely with this variety. While you can still detect some of Monastrell’s grippy tannins, this brings a welcome dryness to the palate after all the juicy berry fruit. Hailing from Monastrell heartland, Spain’s Jumilla wine region, and made by respected producer, Vina Elena, this is a brilliant starting point for tasting the Monastrell grape, along with the wines of this area of Iberia, and, more generally, organic reds. And if none of those criteria matter to you, then just think of this as an excellent bottle of inexpensive red." Patrick Schmitt, thedrinksbusiness.com, June 2020
"Made from dry-farmed, organic bush vines, this hand-picked and unoaked Monastrell offers plenty of bang for your buck. Appealing raspberry and cherry aromas with an earthy undertone. The vibrant palate is packed with brambly red and black fruit, with plenty of spice and earthy, balsamic hints. Ripe, rounded tannins and good persistence on the finish." 89/100 Decanter