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BODEGAS ARLOREN Vegacañada Joven

AB CSPC +821556
Vintage:  2018
Case:  12x750ml
Region:  Jumilla, Spain
Varietals:   100% Monastrell

 
Jumilla, Spain

Jumilla, Spain

Tasting Notes

Clean cherry red colour. The nose is fresh and fruity. The palate is balanced, with a medium structure. Red fruits appear.

Monastrell /mon ah STREL/

Aka Mourvèdre. If you love Cabernet Sauvignon then Monastrell is your bag. Monastrell is a full-bodied and rustic wine that originated in Spain. The seafaring Phoenicians brought it over as early as 500 B.C. It is used quite often as a blending grape in popular wines such as Châteauneuf du Pape and is one of the major grapes of the Rhône. Monastrell is the third most widely planted grape in Spain, and has good resistance to drought.

Joven /HO ven/

Spanish wines are often labelled according to the amount of aging the wine has received. When the label says vino joven ("young wine") the wines will have undergone very little, if any, wood aging. Depending on the producer, some of these wines will be meant to be consumed very young - often within a year of their release. Others will benefit from some time aging in the bottle.

Region & Vineyard Notes

Located in Cañada del Trigo, in the DO of Jumilla. This region is a transition zone between the Mediterranean coastal area and the high central plateau of Castile-La Mancha, and so the altitude of the vineyards varies between 400 and 800 m. The climate is continental with long hot summers and cold winters, tempered by the closeness of the Mediterranean Sea. The area is arid and rainfall is only around 300 mm/year.

Vinification

Maceration and fermentation at at a temperature no greater than 25°C for 15 days.