Porta Regia Jumilla Monastrell 5 MESES 2016

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Grape: 100% Monastrell, from 35 year old, organically farmed, estate grown bush vines
Altitude/Soil: 625 meters / limestone, poor in organic matter and low salinity
Farming Methods: Practicing organic, Vegan
Harvest: Hand harvested
Production: Pre-fermentative maceration at 60 F for 4 days and then fermented in stainless steel vats for 8 days at 74 F
Aging: Aged for 5 months in 70% American oak and 30% French oak barrels, all second fill

The 2016 Barrica 5 Meses is another excellent wine, showing just a bit more precision on both the nose and palate from its short stay in barrels than the regular Old Vine bottling. The nose offers up a fine blend of black cherries, roasted meats, chicory, beautiful, salty soil tones, wild fennel, a touch of oak and a topnote of bonfires. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a fine core, excellent soil signature, suave tannins and impressive length and grip on the very well-balanced finish. Fine, fine juice. 2018-2030+.” 91+ points View from the Cellar;Issue #75 – May/June 2018