Castillo de Monseran- Good, Cheap red wine
This wine rocks! It’s cheap (Under $10), always good, and goes with a LOT of stuff, or on it’s own. It’s a perfect “second” bottle for the dinner party. Wow ’em with the first, cheap out on the second…
This 100% Garnacha from 30- to 50-year-old vines comes from a co-op in the Cariñena DO of Aragón region with 40 different growers. An incredible bargain, it has no barrel influence, and is very fresh and fruity on the nose with cherry pie like fruit and fresh rose floral notes. Smooth and velvety on the tongue with a nice freshness. Simple with pretty floral notes.
What to Expect
Grenache is the main grape in many Rhone blends and most Cotes du Rhone and Chateaunuef-du-pape. It’s a grape that yields soft, lightly colored yet full wines endowed with deep notes of strawberry and raspberry. While not prone to producing particularly rich or complex wines in France, Grenache is one of the world’s most widely-planted grapes, producing unique expression where ever it is planted. It is particularly common in Spain as Garnacha, and Sardinia, as Canonnau.
Easy drinking, fruit driven wine. Herbal overtones, bursting ripe berry and plum fruit of the Garnacha. Soft and round on the palate, this wine has limited extraction and tannin to enhance youthful consumption. Lingering fruit flavors.
A great wine for tomato-based pasta dishes, cold cut platter and mixed tapas.
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