Monastrell

Time Waits For No One Monastrell 2017

The Story The Time Waits For No One Monastrell 2017 is 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre in France) produced by Finca Bacara (Finca translates to farm or vineyard) in the Jumilla DO of southeastern Spain. This wine is designated a DOP wine which is Spain’s highest wine category and Monastrell is the #1 Red grape in Jumilla accounting…

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Castano Monastrell Rose’ 2017

The Castano Monastrell Rose’ 2017 is sourced from vineyards in the higher elevations of the Yecla D.O., Yecla is a town located in the Murcia district of southeastern Spain, they have produced wine here since Roman times. Monastrell is a grape that is native to the region, but is best known as Mourvedre (the M in…

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La Peña de España Red 2015

The La Peña de España Red 2015 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive, 34% Garnacha, 33% Syrah, and 33% Monastrell sourced from the vineyards of Viveros Cambra in the Valencia DO of eastern Spain. Viveros Cambra has been a vine nursery and vineyard since 1905 and has made their own wines since 2006. In the…

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Bodegas Atalaya Laya Red 2012

The 2012 Bodegas Atalaya Laya Red is a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintorera (also called Alicante Bouschet) and 30% Monastrell (also known as Mourvedre) sourced from vineyards in the Almansa D.O. of the Castile-La Mancha region of  eastern Spain. Garnacha Tintorera is a hybrid, it is a cross between Garnacha and Petit Bouschet. It was created in…

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Tarantas Monastrell 2011

The 2011 Tarantas Monastrell is certified organic and Vegan friendly, sourced from organic vineyards near the town of Valencia in the Jumilla DO of Southeastern Spain. Monastrell is also known as Mourvedre (France & the US) and Mataro (Australia) and is the M in GSM wines along with Garnacha and Syrah. The back label of…

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Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell 2010

The Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell is produced by Bodegas Juan Gil from organic vineyards in the Jumilla DO in Southeast Spain. Monastrell accounts for 85% of the grapevines planted in Jumilla. Monastrell is known as Mourvedre in France, Mataro in Australia and is the M in GSM. This is designated a “Young” wine, meaning it receives…

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2008 Castillo de Almansa Reserva

The 2008 Castillo de Almansa Reserva is a blend of Monastrell, Tempranillo (known locally as Cencibel) and Garnacha Tintorera (also known as Alicante Bouschet and not the same as Grenache/Garnacha) sourced from the Estate vineyards of Bodegas Piqueras, a family owned winery since 1915, located in the Almansa grape growing DO inside the LaMancha DO…

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Bodegas Juan Gil 2009 Monastrell

Monastrell is what the Spanish call Mourvedre. I truly didn’t think it could stand up on its own since my previous encounters with Mourvedre were in Rhone blends and a couple mediocre dessert wines. So color me surprised by this $14.99 bold red I picked up at Evolution Wines and Spirits. The skill of the…

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2010 Comoloco Monastrell

The 2010 Comoloco (translates to “like mad”) Monastrell is 100% Monastrell sourced from a single vineyard from Jumilla in Southeastern Spain. Comoloco is made by Bodegas Juan Gil, a noted maker of Monastrell and Monastrell is the main grape of the Jumilla DO. Monastrell is also know as Mourvedre and Mataro and is the M…

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