Barahonda Monastrell 2021
Tended in 70% clay and 30% chalk at 2,339 ft above sea level.
Deep ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented blackberry and cherry scents are complicated by hints of cola and candied flowers. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated dark fruit and spice cake flavors along with suggestions of lavender pastille and licorice. Closes with persistent, resonating spiciness and solid punch; youthfully chewy tannins add shape and grip
This wine is made from estate-owned grapes. It is 100% un-oaked and one of the few 100% Monastrell wines from Yecla, in the Murcia Region. Normally, winemakers in Yecla blend Monastrell with other grapes. The vines are situated in high-altitude vineyards, at 713 meters (2,339 ft.) elevation, which results in pretty, almost floral wines that contrast with other Monastrell wines, which can show more animal and barnyard characters.