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90+ Rated Spanish Reds summer 2019

Spain | Valencia | Jumilla | Rioja 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Plum
  • Smoky wood
  • Chocolate
  • Spice (mix)
  • Toasted bread
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • 90+
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    The best selling trio of all time on! 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 Celler del Roure "Vermell": Valencia

    One of the most exciting wineries in Valencia, Cellar del Roure use a combination of local techniques, such as using large clay pots for the fermentation, buried in the winery's underground cellar, to produce delicious, fruit-driven wines.
    This blend of Grenache and Monastrell is pure and elegant with great freshness, aromas of red berries, licorice, and Mediterranean aromatic herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, precise and focused. Very moreish, and great with a wide range of food. Rated 91/100 by Robert Parker.

    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.

    1x 2014 Viña Real Crianza: Rioja

    In 1879, two brothers set up a business in the recently flourishing wine industry. C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) was created. They are one of the leading wineries in Rioja, their 2004 Imperial Gran Reserva was ranked #1 in the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013.
    Bright cherry color with some violet nuances. In the nose, red berries aromas remain over the oaky and balsamic notes from its ageing in wood. It shows an elegance in the mouth, yet very lively, with some spice back notes and a very balanced acidity. 92/100 from James Suckling and Guia Peñin. 

    Variety Description


    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 (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 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 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 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 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 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.