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90+ Rated Spanish Reds

Spain | Valencia | Jumilla | Toro 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Plum
  • Smoky wood
  • Chocolate
  • Spice (mix)
  • Toasted bread
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥370
¥570
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    Description: 

    The best selling trio of all time on FirstCellars.com! Due to popular demand, First Cellars Sommelier Alex has personally selected another exciting 90+ Spanish Reds Trio to satisfy your cravings! Get yourselves a great deal before it's sold out!
    3 different Spanish red wines, each from a different region. All have received a rating of 90/100 or higher from recognised wine critics.

    1x 2016 Bodegas el Angosto "La Tribu": Valencia

    Bodegas el Angosto is owned by the Cambra family, and located in Finca Santa Rosa, in their restored bodega dating from the 1800’s. Winemaker Rafael Cambra is considered to be one of the best in the south of Spain. Unashamedly Mediterranean, La Tribu is a blend of Monastrell, Garnarcha, and Syrah grown on stony, organic soils. Complex red and black fruits on the nose, with a layer of spice. Medium body, with ripe fruit and great balance of acidity and tannins, with a touch of oak. Round, well-structured, and full of character. Outstanding value for money.
    Rated 90/100 by James Suckling

    1x 2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell: Jumilla

    Jumilla is an arid and hot region in the mountains of south-eastern Spain. They are famous for red wines of exceptional intensity and flavour. Casa Castillo has been producing wine since 1874 and are regarded as one of the best producers in the region.
    Casa Castillo Monastrell is fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in old oak barrels for eight to nine months. This is classic Jumilla Monastrell: ripe and satisfying, sweet-fruited, earthy and spicy. But it's sophisticated too, beautifully made and offering Monastrell's nice savoury dimension behind all that richness. 
    Rated 91/100 by Robert Parker.

    1 x 2016 Bodegas Vetus "Flor de Vetus": Toro

    Bodegas Vetus was created in 2003 by the Anton family, proprietors of the famous Finca Villacreces  in Ribera del Duero and Izadi in Rioja. The hot and dry climate of Toro produces unmistakably big wines, however the wines from Vetus strike a perfect balance through careful winemaking, producing full-flavoured wines with elegance and finesse. Flor de Vetus is produced from 30-year-old Tinta de Toro vines (Tempranillo), hand-harvested, and aged for 9 months in French (50%) and American (50%) oak barrels. The 2016 vintage shows expressive aromas of fresh red and blackberry fruit. On the palate, it is a well-balanced and structured wine with a pleasant, succulent finish. A crowd pleaser. 
    Rated 92/100 by Guia Pennin, 90/100 by Robert Parker and 90/100 by James Suckling.

    Variety Description

    Grenache

    Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where the grape probably originated, Sardinia, the south of France, and California. It is generally spicy, berry-flavoured and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content. Wines made from Grenache tend to lack acid, tannin and color, and is usually blended with other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsault.

    Mourvèdre

    Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, Spain, California and the Australian regions of South Australia and New South Wales. In addition to making red varietal wines, Mourvèdre is a prominent component in "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre) blends. The variety is also used to make rosé and port-style fortified wines. Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol.

    Tempranillo

    Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape. Unlike more aromatic red wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot noir, Tempranillo has a relatively neutral profile so it is often blended with other varieties, such as Grenache and Carignan (known in Rioja as Mazuelo), or aged for extended periods in oak where the wine easily takes on the flavor of the barrel.

    Country Description

    Spain

    Spain is the most widely wine producing country in the world, but the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions makes low yields making Spain only the third largest wine producing country. The country has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the country's wine production is from only 20 grapes. Major Spanish wine regions include the Rioja and Ribera del Duero which is known for their Tempranillo production; Valdepeñas, known for high quality tempranillo at low prices; Jerez, the home of the fortified wine Sherry; Rías Baixas in the northwest region of Galicia that is known for its white wines made from Albariño and Catalonia which includes the Cava and still wine producing regions of the Penedès as well the Priorat region.

    Region Description

    Valencia

    Valencia wine region is divided into two separate zones, each one of which produces a different type of wine, both located in the middle-east of Spain. The Valentino sub-zone, located to the northwest, is the largest one and its vineyards slope gently upwards from the coastal plain towards the interior of the province. The Clarino sub-zone is to the south, further away from the other three sub-zones and close to the towns of Játiva and Gandía. Merseguera is the most characteristic white variety in the area others include Merseguera, Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir and Merlot.

    Jumilla

    Jumilla is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located in the south east of Spain. There are around 3,000 growers registered in the area, growing the following approved grapes; Monastrell, Tempranillo, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot and for white grapes, Airén, Macabeo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Moscatel, Pedro Ximénez and Malvasía. Of these varieties, Monastrell is the most significant for Jumilla DO, as it represents over 85% of the vines planted.

    Rioja

    Rioja is a wine region, with Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.Ca. Qualified designation of origin) named after La Rioja, in Spain, located in the north of the country. Rioja is further subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Many wines have traditionally blended fruit from all three regions though there is a slow growth in single-zone wines. Rioja wines are normally a blend of various grape varieties, and can be either red (tinto), white (blanco) or rosé (rosado). Among the Tintos, the best-known and most widely used variety is Tempranillo. Other grapes used include Garnacha Tinta, Graciano, and Mazuelo. A typical blend will consist of approximately 60% Tempranillo and up to 20% Garnacha, with much smaller proportions of Mazuelo and Graciano.