La Flauta Bartolo Tinto
- Jumila, Spain
‘Flauta de Bartolo’ translates to ’Bartolo’s Flute’, which is also the title of a well-known nursery rhyme/poem in Spain. There are several translations to the verse, but most reference Bartolo’s flute as having only one hole. With a single note, Bartolo was able to play his flute and make the ladies swoon. Flauta de Bartolo is produced by Bodegas Juan Gil. In 1916, Gil Juan Gimenez and his sons built a winery on their Jumilla property. Gil’s grandsons, Paco and Juan Gil Gonzalez, followed in their fathers’ footsteps and worked to bring the property to the level it is today. Monastrell (aka Mourvedre, Mataro, Alicante) is found mainly in Spain with some presence in France, Australia and the US. Monastrell is known for its deep fruits, big body, floral notes and spice. Monastrell from Spain in particular can impart a gamey flavour that lends itself to exotic proteins and well-seasoned sides. This wine shows a slightly leaner version with fresh fruit, and after decanting the wine will open and allow more tertiary notes to show. Serve over the next year at 18 degrees Celsius.