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2018

Ego Bodegas Marionette

Syrah, Monastrell

Jumilla

14 Alcohol

Introduction

Ego Bodegas has been a WineCollective favourite for quite some time now. To be honest we have yet to open a bottle of theirs that we haven't totally loved! Started as a business venture between a Spaniard and a Romanian, Ego Bodegas built their winery around the notion that wine should be enjoyed by all. This unfussy, accessible approach to winemaking bucks tradition, but luckily results in some really great wine. You can find their vineyards on beautiful land just outside of Jumilla, Spain — in an area known as "the carpenter's place". With stunning rolling hills and modern facilities, it's hard to not dream of visiting one day. Ego Bodegas produces the kind of wine you can take to any dinner party or keep on-hand at the ready for Friday pizza night. They balance the line between traditional winemaking and modern innovation, without alienating people on either side. Founded on the principles of three words: Ego, Talent, Infinite — Ego Bodegas is always striving to create the best they can. The 2018 Marionette Monastrell/Syrah blend won Gold at the Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2019 and earlier vintages have also received accolades and prizes around the world. Marionette is ready to be opened and enjoyed now, or if you can handle waiting, will cellar well for a few years. Best served at 12-15 C.


How it looks

Crimson red that is bright and youthful with medium opacity and paler edges.

How it smells

Fresh and vibrant aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry, and plum. The fruits are plump, plush, and take on a youthful personality. Clay, lavender, sweet tobacco leaf, and peppercorn round out the layers of spice, floral, and mineral.

How it tastes

If you are looking for a wine that will glide across your palate with a velvety texture and silky finish — look no further! Ripe raspberry, plum, and cherry roll together with suede, light florals, and subtle earthy notes to give the perfect balance of fruit and sophistication. Medium level of acidity that's effortless and does not detract from the richness of berries, with soft tannin. The finish leaves us with delicate notes of plum and violets.

Recommended food pairing

We could sip this wine all night on its own, but it also has us craving a juicy homemade burger topped with white cheddar and caramelized onions. Truthfully, this wine will be a great addition to many meals, but burger night will always be a success!

2018Ego Bodegas Marionette

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