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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Bodegas Murtia Carmine Monastrell 2008
Bodegas Murtia Carmine Monastrell 2008
(search item no. 110279)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

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.

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