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Date Printed: 2/13/2016
Castillo de Monseran Old Vine Garnacha 2007
Castillo de Monseran Old Vine Garnacha 2007
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PRICE ON 2/13/2016: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a deep red color. It is aromatically, intense, with great complexity. Smoky, red fruits (red currant, strawberry) with tones of vanilla and spice. The texture is lush, soft tannins with long flavors of red fruits and vanilla. Great served with all-meat dishes marinated or coked, pasta dishes and perhaps best after a meal.
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About Castillo de Monseran:

Castillo de Monseran is located in Carineña in Spain. Cariñea is frequently cited as the birthplace of Grenache/Garnacha. Only later did the varietal migrate to southern France, where it gained fame as a Rhone varietal, especially in the big, peppery Chateauaneuf de Papes of the southern Rhône. The terroir in Carineña holds similarities of the southern Rhône.

Castillo de Monséran is made by winemaker Hugh Ryman and Jesús Prieto, the winemaker of Bodegas San Valero.

Hugh is a graduate of the prestigious school of winemaking at Bordeaux University and went on to gain practical experience in Australia, working at Petaluma with the legendary winemaker Brian Croser, while Jesús graduated from Zaragoza.

Together Hugh and Jesús work with a team of viticulturalists to select appropriate vineyard parcels and to choose the right moment for picking. They then carefully control the vinification and ageing of Castillo de Monséran in tank or in barrel, before making the final blends.

Their close personal involvement at every step of the production process ensures the style, quality and consistency of the wines.