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.
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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!
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|