This wine is produced from Monastrell bush vines that average 25 years old. Organic farming methods were used, but are not certified. Grapes were hand harvested, selecting bunches based on acidity, structure, and alcohol.
The grapes underwent a low temperature maceration prior to fermentation which lasted for 4 days, increasing color and aroma in the finished wine. Aged in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
View from the Cellar
The 2015 Monastrell “Old Vines” from Porta Regia follows in the path of the 2014 version, tipping the scales at a very civilized fourteen percent alcohol, though the 2015 version is more red fruity in personality...The classy bouquet of the 2015 is excellent, offering up a complex and meaty mélange of raspberries, cherries, wild fennel, spiced meats and a touch of fresh nutmeg in the upper register. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and very well-balanced, with a fine core, lovely focus and grip, modest tannins and impressive bounce on the long and softly tannic finish. This is a terrific wine for its thirteen dollar price tag here in the US and has to be one of the best values in the realm of Spanish wines!...Good juice. 2017-2020+? Jan/Feb 2017
(all stainless steel) Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented cherry and red berries on the nose; a licorice note emerges with aeration. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering nervy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of cracked pepper. The silky, nicely persistent finish features gentle tannins and lingering spiciness. Spain’s New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails – May 16, 2017