Origin: Valle de la Raja, Spain
Taste Guide: Medium bodied, fruit & floral nose, well balanced dark berry palate with a unique tobacco-peppery finish of good length - Oaked
75cl - 13.5% - Traditional Cork Closure
Blend: Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo
Vegan and Vegetarian friendly
Literally translating as "Bastard Vines" this wine refers to vineyards just outside of DO's that cannot be included in those wines, but still make exceptional wines!
One of the newest projects from one of our favorite winery projects: Casa Rojo. As mentioned above they discovered some old vines, more than one hundred years old, of different varieties scattered near their winery in Murcia but that had been left outside of the local DO Jumilla region. They decided to train these vines and create a unique red wine from them. The result is a blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo that has spent 6 months in new French oak.
The wine is complex, elegant and not at all heavy or boozy. The nose floral and has notes of hillside herbs. The fruits are cranberries, currants and blackberries. The spicy palate is freshly acidic, soft and smooth.
Will pair well with red meat dishes, lamb and
Original list Price is £14.79 and found at €15.10 directly on the winemaker's website (not including the shipping from Spain!) £12.60 here and a small parcel (18 bottles) sourced.
Superb 3.9/5 on Vivino.com