La del Terreno - Julia Casado

Isabelle's thoughts on La del Terreno:

Julia fell in love with this remonte corner of Murcia in southeastern Spain. She is fascinated by Monastrell, also known as Mourvèdre. This grape variety can produce pretty rustic, chunky and bold wines, often very tannic and lacking charm. La del Terreno though is anything but. Harvested from a single plot of old Monastrell vines at 800 meters altitude (including 5% of white grapes that are co-planted in that same field). A dash of brett adds complexing savory notes to a full-bodied wine that is bursting with ripe black cherries and some violet notes. This is quite different from the all too familiar oaky, alcoholic and over-extracted Monastrells which are commonly associated with this grape variety. Julia has a very light touch and, together with the great calcareous and gravelly terroir of Bullas, brings great elegance to her wines.

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