Bodegas Murtia Carmine Monastrell 2008

Mourvedre from Jumilla, Spain

$30.00 $19.99
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Item No. 110279
  • red wine
  • W&S92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • RP90
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

STYLE: Full bodied red
COLOR: Deep dark ruby
BOUQUET: Fine, fresh berry fruit and well-integrated oak
FLAVOR: Smooth, balanced, silky dark cherries

VARIETIES: Monastrell 80% Syrah 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Monastrell from 40 year old vines, bush planted

YIELD: Less than 3 ton per hectare

VINEYARD: Canada del Cerro Blanco. Sedimentary soil rich in granite.
Hand harvest. Grapes fermented without crushing them first.

AGING: 8 months in new French and American Oak casks (50-50). Malolactic in the barrels.

Critical Acclaim

"Still youthful, this shows its potential in a core of ripe red fruit supported by a thick net of spicy tannin. The texture is generous, the flavors fresh. A textbook example of monastrell to cellar for four or five years, then serve with braised wild boar."
92 Points

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WOW! Smooth, full, and friendly. Enjoy with your next meal.
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excellent body - full and smooth
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Style: Big & Bold
This was by far one of the most overrated wine's I have ever had in my entire life. From start to finish the Carmine Monastrell seemed to get worse and worse with each glass. This tasted like wine somebody made in a basement from grapes grown in a basement. Next time, just move right past this bottle and never look back. Smooth & Supple is what it was supposed to be - bold and horrible is what it tasted like.
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Learn About Jumilla

(hue-MILL-ah) Created as a DO in 1966, Jumilla has undergone a revolution of sorts in the past few decades. The new generation of wines have caused the region to blossom and exports have increased. The region itself is nicely settled in Southwest Spain, somewhat inland, between La Mancha and the Mediterranean sea, creating a good grape-growing climate. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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