Bodegas San Isidro- 2016
Divine wine from southern Spain's warm Jumilla region. Made from 100% organic Monastrell grapes (known as Mourvèdre in France). The old bush vines are low-yielding but give brilliant concentration of flavour and complexity. The roots have to delve deep into the dry, limestone soil to search for water. No sulphur is used during the winemaking process, giving extra depth of colour and aroma.
There are black fruits and pepper on the nose with dark cherry, damson and raspberry jam flavours on the palate.
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Bodegas San Isidro
The winery was founded as a cooperative in 1934, just before the Spanish Civil War, by a group of local winegrowers. It is now a leading producer in the Jumilla region of southeastern Spain. Wine has been made in this area for over 5000 years thanks to its combination of dry, Mediterranean climate and unfertile soils – perfect for growing quality, organic grapes. Jumilla grew in popularity at the end of the 19th Century as the phylloxera plague that was wiping out Bordeaux and other key European regions never reached Jumilla thanks to its poor, dry soils. For this reason, Jumilla has some of Europe’s oldest vines.
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