Pepe Mendoza PMCA

Alicante

Casa Agrícola Monastrell-Giró 2019

Size

Monastrell (70%), Giró with touches of Syrah and Garnacha Tintoreira.

Magnificently fresh, fiercely Mediterranean scrubland balsamic aromas. Ultra-pure, light, flowing wine of rosemary, pine, laurel, thyme, resin, scrub. Mulberry leaves, stones and red dates in a mix of orchard and maritime smells. A saline thread lines the gently spiced cherry lipstick fruit, which is less than mid-weight, with gentle tannin and subdued glycerol. Delicate acidity is soft, freshly on point. Ease of passage, balsamic lift, balance and light are the thing. The palate’s more flutter than chew, laid out and running.