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Pasión de Monastrell - D.O. Alicante

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This wine from family owned Bodegas Sierra Norte is elaborated using 100% Monastrell grapes coming from more than 50 years old vines. Organic wine.

A deep, cherry-red colour with a bright red rim and dark, smooth tears. Intensely aromatic with very fresh, ripe red berry fruit and toasty oak coming through well together with subtle spice and notes of mild paprika and red peppercorns. Also a sweet touch of cherry jam mingling with minty, mountain herb notes and wet stone. A powerful attack on the palate with gentle astringency, good length and fresh acidity. Succulent red berry fruit flavours, very spicy and balsamic, and a sensation of sweetness is brought by the toasty oak. The wine has pleasant tannins, good volume; it’s fresh and lingering. A long finish with red berry fruit coming through with smoky hints.

The grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards grown in a balanced, caring and sustainable way. The vineyards’ soils carry great importance, being very active with good biological conditions which favour a fast assimilation of reincorporated organic matter. This enables full terroir expression.

Excellent with hearty meals, such as red meat, game or duck. Also with strong cheese, pâtés, rice dishes or pasta with red sauce.