In his aim to express the different sides of the mighty, multifaceted Monastrell, the great red variety indigenous to southeastern Spain, Jorge Ordóñez produces several varietal wines from that grape.
In this case, Tarima Monastrell, crafted by Bodegas Volver, is a Spanish red wine made from grapes coming from vines located at an altitude of 650 to 750 metres, right in the heart of the Alicante DO. The ungrafted vines grow in rocky soils with very low levels of organic matter. They were planted between 1972 and 1979.
After a late harvest, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks. After that, Tarima Monastrell 2018 was gently aged for 6 months in the French oak barrels previously used to age Tarima Hill, another red wine from Alicante of the same winery.
The red wine Tarima Monastrell has a bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Some intense notes of cranberries and blackberries, along with notes of sweet spices, fresh liquorice and some overtones of freshly-cut grass and aromatic herbs, typical of a Monastrell from Alicante.
The freshness of the fruit with the sweet notes coming from the oak ageing are nicely combined in this wine by Bodegas Volver. Nice touches of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Good acidity and savoury tannins. Gentle, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Pleasant and well-rounded, Tarima Monastrell 2018 is quite an unbeatable value.
Tarima Monastrell 2017:
Tarima Monastrell 2016:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. James Suckling 92.
Tarima Monastrell 2015:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.
Tarima Monastrell 2014:
Tarima Monastrell 2013:
Tanzer 90. Peñín 91
Tarima Monastrell 2012:
Peñín 90. Tanzer 90. Parker 86.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Eggs, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Vegetables, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Lively and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues|
Juicy red, delicious ++++.
THIS WINE IS EXCELLENT AND SUPER AFFORDABLE. I LOVE SPANISH WINES!!
Incredible value. Expressive red, with concentrated fruit.