Monastrell, Petit Verdot, Syrah
Ego, Talento and Infinito, three identifying words that Ego Bodegas use in their daily production of market ready wines. Settled in the beautiful region of Jumilla, the estate of Ego Bodegas is home to 25 hectares of vines, including commonly planted Syrah and Monastrell. Within the past decade of production, Ego has found a solid fan base, attracted to their dedication to native grape varietals (and probably their artistic and eye-catching labels). Monastrell, also known as Mourvedre when found in the Rhone region of France, is a staple in Spain and is known for being a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon.
A relatively new winery, Ego uses both modern techniques and traditional methods for vinification and production. A balanced blend of Syrah and Petite Verdot, Acuma fulfills Egos' commitment to producing wines that "transport us to a sweet happiness" as quoted by Socrates. Ready to drink now or cellar for the next few years. Serve chilled at 12-15 C.
Intense, bright cherry and a core of deeper garnet.
With an affinity to warm, dry climate, Monastrell produced ripe aromas and present an array of berry flavours from red, black to blue. Here, blueberry pie filling give a rich and sweet base, with accents of oak, toast, violet and dried provencal herbs.
The depth of colour in your glass will give us an indication that the wine is full-bodied. And continuing our investigation, the tertiary aromas point towards oak use. So, we should be surprised by the rich mouthfeel and creamy texture. There is a sweetness displayed by the ripe blueberry and plums, but is balanced by good acidity and countering fresh berry flavours. We always love opening a bottle of Monastrell when we are craving and expressive, bold wine.
Big, bold red wine and you automatically think beef? Monastrell is actually a great red wine for vegetarians. Think portabello mushrooms with wild rice, barley or farro - which add that nutty character.
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