Red Wine Es Monestir 2018

Organic Crianza red wine from Formentera. Old-vines Monastrell aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and for 2 years in the bottle.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell,
Wineries: Terramoll

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Two features set Es Monestir apart from most other wines.

First, this Spanish red wine is produced solely from over 40-year-old, ungrafted Monastrell vineyards. Second, it comes from the tiny island of Formentera, arguably the most charming of all the Balearic islands.

Constantly exposed to the sea wind, which acts as a natural sanitizing agent, the flatland vineyards have limestone soils and get a lot of sun. As a result, the vines grow strong and thrive.

Hand-harvested in early September, the grapes were selected and refrigerated for 18 hours. Then they were destemmed, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days. After completing a post-fermentation maceration, Es Monestir 2018 was transferred into French oak barrels and aged for 12 months. Finally, this organic red wine from Formentera was bottled and aged for a further 2 years before being released onto the market.

Pair with cured cheeses, meat recipes, or a Mediterranean Bouillabaisse.

Only 875 bottles of this one-of-a-kind Crianza red wine were produced. Get one while you can!

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Es Monestir is medium purple with a ruby rim.


Quite distinctive, this varietal Monastrell conveys aromas of tree bark, dry earth, garrigue and violets, alongside subtle notes of spices, bilberries and blackcurrants.


Deep and terroir-bound, this wine from Bodega Terramoll succeeds in communicating a real sense of place. The wine has an unmistakably Mediterranean flair, with a superb acidity, some lively tannins and an earthy and mineral character. Long finish with a note of spices and flowers.

Our personal opinion

A paragon of what is sometimes defined as "elegant rusticity", Es Monestir 2018 is a lovely wine.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. VT Formentera
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Mono-Varietal Monastrell
Pairings Baked whitefish, Birds, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
Wow, ungrafted Monastrel from Formentera! Definitely a 'treat yourself' wine!
Review by (Posted on 20 September 2021)
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