Gran Pasas Monastrell DO Yecla 2019 14% vol.

10.70

Grape variety:
100% Monastrell

  • Guía Peñín (2018, 2019) — 90 points

In 1996, Nicholas Hammeken, who already had experience in marketing and selling wine in various European countries, opened his own business. At first, the company was just selling and reselling wines from other wineries, but then, in 2001, they had their first own line of wines. The company follows the latest global trends in order to produce wine of very good quality and at a relatively inexpensive price from local Spanish grape varieties.

“Harvested from October until early November just when the grapes were beginning to raisin on the vines. Within these slightly raisined clusters exists a harmonious concentration of natural sweetness and mature blackberry flavors. Aged in fine French oak for 6 months puts the GRAN in this Pasas.”

Winemaking

Continental climate with long hot summer. 30+ year old vines, attitude of 400-600 m a.s.l; yield of 30 hl/ha. Harvest in late October. Cold maceration for 48 hours at 5°C, and a fermentation at a temperature of 24-26°C for 12 to 15 days. Ageing for 6 months in 225 litre French oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Deep dark ruby red colour with violet blue rim. The aromas are mature blackberries, ripe juicy dark cherries gentle notes of wild herbs balanced off with a dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is rich and juicy with good concentration between mature fruits and rich dark chocolate with a natural sweetness and gentle tannins that lay smooth over the palate.

Country of production

Spain

Alcohol content

14%

Volume

0.75L

Manufacturer

Hammeken Cellars

Colour

Red

Region

Murcia

Denomination of origin

DO Yecla

Grape varieties

Monastrell/Mourvèdre

Age of vines

30+ years

Total acidity g/l

5.64

Volatile acidity g/l

0.32

pH acidity

3.5

Residual sugars g/l

11.7

Allergens

Sulfites

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