Campos de Risca Monastrell Organic 2019

Risca means risk in Spanish and is the locals' word for the poor soil and unforgiving climate in which these Monastrell grapes are grown. Monastrell is known as Mourvèdre in France, where it’s common in blends, but it shines on its own in Jumilla, Spain.  

Farmed organically and fermented in stainless steel, this wine has a deep ruby hue with a viscous, full-bodied texture and velvety tannins. It's full bodied and warming on the palate with notes of raspberry jam, stewed Damson plum and pepper. Despite being fermented in stainless steel, there’s a spicy character to this wine from the Syrah that borders on black pepper.

Monastrell is one of the few grapes grown in the south-east of Spain due to its ability to withstand the low rainfall and tough soils. Nothing else grows here - no weeds, no flowers, no grasses. Leaving just the toughest of vines plunging their roots down into the soil to extract drops of moisture to create these tough little grapes. 

18/20, Wine Central Tasting Panel

14.7% abv.

90% Monastrell, 10% Syrah grapes

Jumilla, Spain

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