Pacheco Organic Monastrell 2018

13.99 11.19



The signature wine for this family producer in Jumilla, this organic Monastrell has minimal intervention from vineyard to bottle for the ultimate expression of terroir.

Fermented and matured exclusively in steel — no oak at all here — this is all vibrant red berries, raspberries and redcurrants, with ripe plum and a hint of balsamic on both the nose and palate. The texture is smooth with chalky tannins reflecting the chalky soils of the vineyard, with dark chocolate notes adding some savouriness and extra allure.

Jumilla is blessed with a climate and soils that make organic farming easier and more cost effective than in other regions, where pests and vine disease are naturally mitigated by the harsh, arid conditions. Thankfully grapes thrive here too, none moreso than the Monastrell grape which has found its spiritual home here.

  • Soft, smooth, fruity
  • 750 ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2022

Producer: Pacheco Family Wines

This family-run bodega dates back to 1948 when Francisco Pacheco began to make wine from a small press at the family home. Today, with third generation sisters Elena and Emi Pacheco at the helm, the winery is now one of the most impressive and technologically advanced in the region, with a bustling wine tourism scene complementing the outstanding wines, olive oil and almonds being produced and exported.

Most of the vineyards are organic. Synonymous with Jumilla, the Monstrell grape is central to what Pacheco do in the vineyards and the winery, the hardy grape perfectly suited to the extreme conditions in Spain's arid south-east. Vineyards are covered in rough chalk stones, helping to reflect the sunlight from the parched limestone soils where low-cropped bush vines are dry-grown, low-yielding but producing oustanding fruit quality without the need for chemicals.

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