Monasterio de las Vinas Reserva 2006

 Monasterio de las Vinas Reserva 2006 – Wine Of The Week

 

Monasterio De La Vinas is known as Monasterio De San José. This monastery where for centuries monks produced wine, even when this holy food was not tolerated during some period of the Middle Ages. D.O. Carinera is one of the oldest wine appellation in Spain established in 1932. Homeland of grapes such as Carinera and Garnacha. After Carinera successfully repelled the phylloxera in the 1860’s, most producers in the Southern France region imported the Garnacha and Carinera vines from the region.

The 2006 Monasterio De La Vinas Reserva is a blend of 70% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 10% Carinera from their 35 – 45 years-old bush-vines. The wine was aged in barrel for 12 months in American oak, then kept in the bottle for 24 months.

Tasting Notes:  A medium-bodied and complex red blend. Solid aromas of spices, pepper, violet, black cherry, and plum. Flavours of ripe plush plum, berry, and oak. An outstanding quality/price ratio. Robert Parker gives it 90pts.

Shelf price $13.29 + tax. Available across the province at BC gov’t stores, Beverly Corners Liquor store in Duncan, and EverythingWine stores.

Santé!

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Last Modified: September 16, 2015