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Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2014 Wine Review

Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2014

Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2014

Jumilla D.O., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $13.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Olivares

Agent: Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A tasty and full-bodied red wine with black and dark red fruit aromas and flavours. Monastrell is also known as Mataró or Mourvèdre in other regions, and usually creates rich wines of great depth and concentration. Try it tonight with pepperoni pizza. The vines for this full-bodied red wine are grown at a high altitude of 825 metres above sea level on ungrafted vines which imparts both intensity and balance.

Monastrell food pairings: meat lover's pizza, vegetarian lasagna, veal cutlets in rich tomato and wine sauce.

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This Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2014 was reviewed on January 12, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Violets and plum galore! Here we have an interesting single varietal red (Monastrell - mostly utilized as a blend in Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain) with lovely developed tannins. The palate is chewy but shows balanced sweet tannins. Dominant flavours include plum, licorice, black tea and spice. Enjoy with braised short ribs. Tasted Jan 2017 - @sommsosa - @tastingcru hefe somm - bespoketastings.ca
Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark berries, violets, smoke and spice aromas. The flavours are similar as the nose with dry fruit and pepper on the finish. A dry red with good acidity and pleasing tannins. Over 85% of the vines planted in Jumilla are Monastrell given that the long hot summers in the region are perfect for this varietal. I paired this Monastrell with pasta with bolognese sauce and the result was delicious. A great value wine.
The Monastrell grape is know for its ability for long-aging and full-bodied wines. The vines for this deep-red wine are grown at a high altitude of 825 metres above sea level allowing grapes to mature slowly and fully. The grapes for Altos de la Hoya came from old vines Monastrell are dry-farmed. The wine also has 5% Garnacha in its blend. Fermentation for this wine was with indigenous yeasts in 10,000-litre stainless steel tanks, but the wine was matured in second-use oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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