2014 Vinessens La Encina Centenaria Monastrell Old Vines

Year: 2014
Appellation: Alicante
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$8.99

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"Another new red blend, at least for me, the 2014 La Encina Centenaria feels earthier, with more influence from Monastrell with aromas of tree bark and esparto grass, and elegant rusticity in the palate. It has good depth and balance. Quite classical in style, with vinification and upbringing in oak barrels for one year. A nice addition to the portfolio, with more contained ripeness than some of the more expensive wines. 15,000 bottles produced.

Vinessens is a young winery, created in 2007, but they work with some old vines in the Alicante region. There are a couple new red blends this year, and in the future they will produce a white from Malvasía, which they have planted with material from centenary vines from Lanzarote, as well as a dry-farmed and head-pruned Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted in 1975." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Deep cherry colour, with purple tones. Red and black fruit aromas like plums and prunes, with hints of balsamic and aromatic herbs. With a silky and pleasant entry in the mouth, it has sweet and ripe tannins and well balanced acidity. A deliciously Mediterranean blend.