Gordo 2021 Monastrell, Yecla DO (VR)

Gordo 2021 Monastrell, Yecla DO (VR)

Item Number: 19138

UPC: 8-437013189590

Country: Spain
Region: Murcia
Sub Region: Yecla
Appellation/AVA: Yecla DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Monastrell
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and chalk with clay and gravel subsoil
Elevation: 2,339 feet

Winemaking Notes: Harvest takes place in the cool, early morning hours. The best Monastrell bunches are selected and undergo a gentle crush. Whole clusters with stems undergo maceration at a cool temperature (59F). After fermentation, the skins and stems are kept together in a post-fermentation extended maceration for seven days. Malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages for three months in oak barrels that are two years old. The wine is then bottled after spending one more month in tank.

Terroir Notes: The vineyards are located within the Yecla DO in southeastern Spain, specifically in the Campo Arriba district. The vineyards are certified organic by Caerm. Yecla's high altitude creates a cool climate, resulting in aromatic Monastrell with a fresh, easy-to-drink character. Due to the poor soils, the vines have low vigor and yields are a low (two kilograms or 4.4 lbs. of fruit per vine), producing smaller berries with a higher skin-to-juice ratio. These grapes fashion wines with greater concentration and complexity in aromas.

Pairing Suggestions: Try Gordo Monastrell with blue cheese, stews, spicy chili and similar hearty dishes. This wine has the heft on the palate and spice to pair well with BBQ with serious heat, pulled pork sliders and chicken wings.

Carbon Neutral Certified Vine to Glass