Depaula Monastrell 2021
7.45€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Monastrell red 2021 Depaula comes from vines at 700 meters in altitude on very poor soils, and sometimes the grapes don't ripen properly; but that was not the case in 2021, when the vines had enough water to ripen all the grapes thoroughly and produced a wine with very pure varietal character. It's fresh, balsamic and herbal, with a limestone core that delivers length and freshness coupled with a juicy Mediterranean character. Really good value. The wine has an incredible 12.5% alcohol. It's quite different from the 2020; they picked the grapes 15 days later than normal, and the grapes ripened properly, keeping a very low alcoholic degree. Funnily enough, it has darker aromas and rougher tannins. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2022. The 2022 will be certified organic, as they are in the three-year period of conversion.
Between 12ºC and 14ºC
Aged for 7 months in 600-liters French oak foudres.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
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