2017 La Pintada Yecla Monastrell

Monastrell, more commonly known as Mourvèdre, has a rich history in Spain, dating all the way back to the 1st century. It's often used as a blending grape in other parts of the world, but Spain likes to showcase the variety's rich, rustic nature on its own. This honest and pure version delivers sun-ripened fruit flavors of strawberry, blackberry, fig and black plum on the palate, culminating in a long, lingering finish. Pair this delightful red with richer poultry and pork dishes for a winning combination.

Recipe Pairings

Curry-Spiced Lamb Burgers

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

Blackberry jam

Dark Chocolate

plum

Strawberry Jam

Region

Yecla, Murcia, Spain

Pairings

Barbecue

Burgers

Grilled Red Meats

Lamb Dishes

Did You Know?

Some winemakers prefer "wild fermentations," meaning they do not use a specific yeast strain to ferment their wines – they just let nature take its course.