Sericis, meaning silky in Latin, is the perfect name for this single-varietal Monastrell red wine produced by Bodegas Murviedro. The wine pays homage to the old Home of Silk (now a museum) in Requena through both its name and its gentle character.
What does this wine taste like?
Displaying an intense red colour with purple glints, Sericis Monastrell is a rounded, silky and spicy (black pepper and cloves) wine with aromas of fine cocoa and cherries in liqueur completing an intense nose. As it warms up after a few minutes in the glass, aromas of bay leaves and minty tones (reminiscent of After Eight mint chocolate) add a soothing and herbal profile to a pleasant background of blackberries. It offers an extremely mature fruitiness which combines perfectly with splendidly elegant tones of toasted oak. A fleshy, complex and unctuous wine with balanced tannins and a toasted finish.
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Purplish glints|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Ripe fruit / Ageing notes / Toasty notes / Oak wood / Elegant|
|Fleshy / Complex / Unctuous / Well-integrated tannins / Balanced / Pleasant finish / Roasted notes|
Drinking and storing
Best enjoyed at temperatures between 16 ºC and 18 ºC at any time during the six or seven years after its vintage year.
Red meats / Game / Casseroles / Spicy dishes / Cured cheeses / Traditional cuisine
I discovered it in one of my favorite restaurants and ever since I’m ordering it via Vinissimus. Beautiful wine with meal or by itself!
We have been searching for this wine since we tasted it in Spain. It did not disappoint- the best red wine We have ever tasted
Murviedo Sercis 2018
It is a smooth red and very moreish and at a good value from Vinissimus.
Monastrel- A special Grape
Reasonable value but not the best Monastrel I have tasted
It's all about softness and caresses... indeed, this must be the softest and silkiest wine in the world. Intense nose of ripe red fruit, leather, tobacco and vanilla. In the mouth it's enveloping anda little syrupy, yet very drinkable and above all not oppressive.
Monastrell grapes are collected by hand, destemmed, and gently pressed. They undergo a pre-fermentation maceration at a low temperature for 3-4 days before selected yeasts are added and fermentation is controlled at a maximum temperature of 26ºC. After 21 days of maceration, the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels where it is left to age for at least 14 months. The final product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
|Ageing period||14 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
The Alicante DO appellation is located on the east coast of Spain. It enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate all year round. Further inland, the climate has continental features too in mountainous areas.
|Climate||Continental with Mediterranean influence|