Pinoso ‘Cepa 50’ 2017

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Selected from some of Pinoso’s best vineyards, these Monastrell grapes are dry grown — no irrigation at all in one of the hottest parts of Spain — fully organic and from vines in excess of 50 years old. Grapes are left to optimal ripeness before picked and fermented in two stages — first at a lower temperature to preserve the fresh fruit flavours, and then at a higher temperature to maximise intensity of colour and tannins.

There’s so much richness here it’s hard to believe this is unoaked. The texture is full and rich, soft and balanced, complex, long and smooth, bursting with ripe plums and cherries with a spicy vanilla backdrop and savoury afternotes of soy, dark chocolate and coffee beans. For the price it’s just wow and it’s our wine of the year for 2019.

  • Full, rich, smooth
  • 750 ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2022
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Producer: Bodegas Pinoso

Bodegas Pinoso was established in 1932 as a cooperative for local growers in the area, based in the town of Pinoso about 50 km west of Alicante. The cooperative now counts 250 growers in its membership, stewarding 1,200 hectares of vines. After fully modernising the winery and winemaking practices in 1996, the group set about ecological improvements in the vineyards, starting by designating new areas for organic growing in 1997. Today 50% of the total vineyard area is certified organic.

South of Valencia, hugging Spain's Costa Blanca coastline, Alicante the wine region has a long history, like much of Spain, dating back to Roman times. Monastrell is the dominant red grape here, able to cope with the high heat and usually planted as low bush vines (en vaso).

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