Bodegas Olivares 2017 'Altos De La Hoya' Old Vine Monastrell, Jumilla DO
Item Number: 13169
Sub Region: Jumilla
Appellation/AVA: Jumilla DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Monastrell /10% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand
Elevation: 2,625 feet
Altos de la Hoya is made exclusively from old, ungrafted vineyards. It is certainly a phenomenal value, but also shows the breed and restraint that are the hallmarks of great wine.
Location: Bodegas Olivares is located in the northern part of Jumilla, which offers superior growing conditions. The vineyards are at high elevations of over 800 meters (2,625 feet), where nights cool down quickly resulting in wines with astounding freshness and equilibrium. The sandy soil has allowed for the vines to be own-rooted (ungrafted). This particular wine comes from an 11-hectare vineyard, which includes vines planted between 1872 and present day.
Aging: Wine is aged in a combination of barrique and demi-muid. A few barrels are new, but most are second and third passage barrels from elite Burgundy producers.
90pts (2016 Vintage) The Wine Advocate /30/2019
"Even in a challenging year like 2016, the 2016 Monastrell Altos de la Hoya, a pure Monastrell, showed poise, character and a clean nose with varietal aromas and a honeyed touch, the concentration of dry-farmed vines and very integrated oak in the shape of faint spices. It matured in a combination of used barriques and 6,000- and 10,000-liter oak vats for six to eight months. It has 5% Garnacha."