MMM Macho Man Monastrell, Jumilla, Casa Rojo 75cl

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Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Casa Rojo
Grape Variety Monastrell (Mourvedre)
Size 75cl
ABV 14.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink or Keep
Food Match Beef short ribs, pork shoulder, barbeque, lamb, rabbit, pork sausage and veal, portobello mushrooms.
Style Fruity, balanced and rounded

MMM - Macho Man Monastrell is a red oak Jumilla, fruity, balanced, round and with a long finish, is the perfect choice to pair any gastronomic celebration with friends. A red wine made from Monastrell grape vineyards of La Raja, between the mountains of the stack and the Carche in Jumilla wine area. The delicate Monastrell grape vintage is manually harvested in small boxes, with traditional winemaking and 5 months aging in French oak barrels. Beautiful red in colour with violet hues typical of the Monastrell variety. On the nose it is fruity with toasted nuances provided by the short time in oak. In the mouth a balanced acidity, with ripe tannins that make for a fruity long finish.

The red grape Monastrell is otherwise known as Mataró or Mourvèdre and can be found many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, the Valencia and Jumilla denominations of Spain, California and Washington State and the Australian regions of South Australia and New South Wales, as well as South Africa. In addition to making red varietal wines, Mourvèdre is a prominent component in "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre) blends. The variety is also used to make rosé and port-style fortified wines.

Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol. The style of wine produced from the grapes varies greatly according to where it is produced, but according to wine expert Jancis Robinson, Mourvèdre wines often have wild game, or earthy notes to them, with soft red fruit flavours. According to wine expert Oz Clarke, young Mourvèdre can come across as faulted due to the reductive, sulphur notes and "farmyard-y" flavours that some wines can exhibit before those flavours mellow with age.

The variety can be a difficult grape to grow, but the rewards for the diligent winemaker are great.

Country Of Origin: Spain

The Casa Rojo team take a creative approach to the whole business of wine, building a sense of fun and spirit into an immersive experience with grape and terroir. The passion of these ‘wine designers’ can be experienced through a joyful journey to seven regions to meet some of the native grapes that are grown there.

The expression of a family, land, climate, and ultimately origin is strong in their wines. The historic vocation of the different Spanish winemaking regions, a legacy passed down from generation to generation, plays out in the glass. It was the great diversity of Spanish terroirs that provided the inspiration to create a range which could be assembled from the product of local expertise; to perfectly represent the spirit of the terroir from which it originates is no easy task.

Their team of winemakers, sommeliers, designers and professionals from the world of wine all share a singular obsession; to create wines to express the authentic terroir, to make wines with character and structure. The grapes are harvested and the wine made with the utmost respect for the natural qualities of the variety; this includes the use of native yeasts.

Casa Rojo, with their innovative and ground-breaking vision, shows how small is beautiful: they are not distracted by the details of the bottling facility or the logistics of large wineries, which add cost without adding value. Their focus is the viticulture, oenology and design of a wine to produce nothing but pleasure when consumed. They believe that evolution of consumer markets requires an evolution of ideas, in order to add value to their wines. Ideally these wines will sell themselves and at the same time reflect the history behind the grapes.

Country Of Origin: Spain

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