Thursday, May 25, 2017

Goru Verde Jumilla Monastrell, 2013

For $6 at World Market, this Jumilla Monastrell offers a lot of pleasure. Like Luzon Verde ($8 at World Market), another of my favorites from this appellation, Goru Verde is made from organically grapes and features a bee on the label. Although it is made in a somewhat modern style, I believe it captures very well the best features of the Monastrell grape, known as Mourvedre in France and Mataro in Australia.

Deep purplish red. Violets, red and black fruits and spice--100% Mourvedre personality. Very ripe but has the intensity of wild berries. I suspect the wine has seen some new oak, but it is well integrated into the fruit-forward style. I like the slightly warm, spicy finish.  This is a wine worth buying by the case and enjoying frequently.

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