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Sericis Monastrell 2017

Sericis Monastrell

2017
Pure silk
-15%

£14.90

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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

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.

View
Picota cherry red / Intense / Purplish glints
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Ripe fruit / Ageing notes / Toasty notes / Oak wood / Elegant
Mouth
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.

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Game / Casseroles / Spicy dishes / Cured cheeses / Traditional cuisine

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Winemaking

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 period14 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

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.

ClimateContinental with Mediterranean influence