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Olivares Monastrell 'Altos de la Hoya' 2019
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$11.73$9.95
 
"Always an outstanding value, Olivares' Altos de la Hoya Monastrell is a deep ruby, with ripe, powerful scents of red and dark fruits, minerals and spices. Finishes fresh and long, with a repeating dark fruit note. As Spain's winemaking revolution continues to flourish, one of the next hot spots promises to be Jumilla. Jumilla was one of the few places in Europe spared during the Phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800's. Virtually everywhere on the ... read more
Item ID: #41696
Location at store:101c,61c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 14.5%

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"Always an outstanding value, Olivares' Altos de la Hoya Monastrell is a deep ruby, with ripe, powerful scents of red and dark fruits, minerals and spices. Finishes fresh and long, with a repeating dark fruit note. As Spain's winemaking revolution continues to flourish, one of the next hot spots promises to be Jumilla. Jumilla was one of the few places in Europe spared during the Phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800's. Virtually everywhere on the continent, vineyards were devastated and, to this day, can only be planted on grafted hybrid-American rootstock. For Jumilla, the key to its vineyards' survival was their sandy soil - which is anathema to the Phylloxera insect. And as a consequence, today Jumilla not only has some of the oldest vines in Spain, but certainly the largest number of ungrafted vines. Most of the region is planted to Mourvdre, locally know as Monastrell. Jumilla's summers boast hot days and cool nights, resulting in fantastically ripe grapes with good acidity. Bodegas Olivares's vineyards are in the northernmost zone of La Hoya de Santa Ana and they have been practicing organics since 1930. This is the coolest subzone of Jumilla, with sandy, lime-rich soils that produce intensely aromatic wines."~Distributor Notes

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Bodegas Olivares"As Spain's winemaking revolution continues to flourish, one of the next hot spots promises to be Jumilla. Jumilla was one of the few places in Europe spared during the Phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800's. Virtually everywhere on the continent, vineyards were devastated and, to this day, can only be planted on grafted hybrid-American rootstock. For Jumilla, the key to its vineyards' survival was their sandy soil - which is anathema to the Phylloxera insect. And as a consequence, today Jumilla not only has some of the oldest vines in Spain, but certainly the largest number of ungrafted vines. Most of the region is planted to Mourvèdre, locally know as Monastrell. Jumilla's summers boast hot days and cool nights, resulting in fantastically ripe grapes with good acidity. Bodegas Olivares's vineyards are in the northernmost zone of La Hoya de Santa Ana. This is the coolest subzone of Jumilla, with sandy, lime-rich soils that produce intensely aromatic wines."

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Pirate Mike

EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

A Terrific Crowd Pleaser!

"The dark ruby, almost purple, color of this wine is as enticing as its spicy baked berry and ripe plum aromas. Flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry are bolstered by leather, earth, and spices. All of this being said, its still a very approachable and easy drinking wine. Great for a BBQ or steak night."

Kenn
Robert

"difficult to sense an aroma (did get the dark fruit on the aftertaste). No real appreciable taste notes (though it was not unpleasant). Very easy to imbibe more than you should....."

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