Mataro Mourvedre Alicante Spain
The Salvador Poveda wineworks are situated at Alicante in the southeast of Spain, a winegrowing region between the central plains and Mediterranean Sea. Alicante has a warm, sunny climate and is well endowed with the most idyllic growing conditions for the production of vivacious, stylish young wines. Monastrelli is Alicante's rendering of Mataro, also known as Mourvedre outside of Spain, where the wines of Alicante are winning favour by virtue of their stylish regional expression, sound palate structure, ripe tannins and complex aromas.
The Alicante D.O. is becoming known for it's contemporary styles of wine and artisanal, pioneering bodegas. Toscar Monastrell is a pure varietal Mataro expressing the region's terroir as it relates to indigenous grapes with unique characteristics. From vines grown to limestone soils with an almost zero clay content, a wealth of minerals and very low level of organic material. A traditional vinification is applied to the fruit, inoculated to local yeasts and treated to a prolonged maceration on skins where the juices absorb good colour and ripe tannins. Traditionally fermented and bottled without any filtration whatsoever, this fully endowed wine should be allowed to settle with a decanting. Approx 13.5%
Bright scarlet colour. Intense, perfumed ripe cherry fruit, blackberries and plum come to the fore, chocolate and herbs. An earthy, meaty palate with minerality and savouryness, complex spice with sweet and dry fruits supported by muscular tannins.