Marvelous Monastrell from the Spanish region of Jumilla, the Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre.
Sample submitted for review. The Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre from Bodegas Torre Castillo has an SRP of $13 and is available for as low as $10. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils.
This wine is the result of careful selection of grapes from our oldest vineyards. The best fruit from these low yield, dry farmed ungrafted vines is fermented at a controlled temperature. The wine is then aged for four months in new oak casks made from top grade American oak.
The 2016 Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre opens with a pleasing aroma of blackberry, licorice, spice and violets. Tasting the wine reveals deep, dark blackberry flavors mixed with just the right amounts of spice and earth. This is a wine with great depth of flavor which is not very common at this low price point. Smooth but grippy and substantial tannins and even a touch of minerality lead into the long, dry finish.
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