Gustavete el Mudo Monastrell, Alicante
- Vintage: 2017
- Origin: Spain
- Taste Guide: Full bodied and oaked; a deep violet colour in the glass. This is a rich, fruit-driven example of Monastrell with fabulous notes of blackberry and black cherry. It spent six months ageing in oak, which imparts savoury notes of oak, black pepper and tobacco.
- 75cl - Traditional Cork Opening - 14%
- Meal matches: Will pair perfectly with hearty red meat dishes. The traditional dish of Tombot Valencia, a lamb-based dish.
- Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly
The philosophy of the winery is to return to the traditional crops. Rafael Cañizares, winemaker of Bodegas Volver, fulfills a single maxim: Achieve the highest quality from growing the grape to the bottling of wines. A process based on perseverance and hard work!
The Monastrell grape variety is perhaps best known as Mourvèdre due to it being a component of many a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It has been farmed in Spanish vineyards for over 500 years, particularly close to the east coast. This rich, fruit-driven example shows the grapes typical savoury, red fruit flavours.