Castillo De La Pena Syrah Monastrell Jumilla 2020

Country
Spain
Region
Jumilla
Producer
Artiga
Grape(s)
Syrah (70%)
Monastrell (30%)
Type
Red
Style
Smooth
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
14.5%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

A relatively young Denominación de Origen, D.O. Jumilla was only established as an official wine-growing region in 1996. Since that time it has gone through various regulatory changes, although the biggest single impact on the quality of the region’s wines came a few years earlier, following the phylloxera attack of 1989. After much of the region`s winelands were obliterated, many vineyards were replanted to produce lighter, more approachable Monastrell wines, suitable for a more international palate.

Producer

Artiga was founded in Spain’s Vilafranca del Penedès in 2002, by an international team of young, but highly-experienced wine professionals, headed by Mr. Martí Quer. Their aim was to breate a fresh lease of life into the production and marketing of Spanish wines.
Tasting Notes
Made with grapes from 110 year old Monastrell vines (known as Mourvedre in France), this wine is a deep ruby in colour with a pronounced nose of ripe black fruits. The palate is soft and velvety with hints of mocha, vanilla and blackberries. Supple tannins add structure to the wine which finishes long and refined.
Food
Ideal with chargrilled steak or lamb chops.