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Castillo Monjardin Crianza

2010 Bright ruby color, it is well balanced with an elegant palate. Intense aromas of spices, leather, eucalyptus and ripened fruit. Pair with cured meats, grilled meat and heavy dishes.
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$18.00 / Bottle   $216.00 / Case
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Harvest in Navarra where things are still done by hand.

This Crianza is from the Navarra region in northern Spain at the feet of the Pyrenées Mountains, not far from the French border. Castillo Monjardín is along the famous pilgrimage route from Paris to Santiago de Campostella. Its proximity as well as its historic cultural links to France are reflected in its winemaking traditions which are heavily influenced by French techniques and the choice of French grape varietals in many of the vineyards.

Castillo Monjardin has 370 acres of vineyards. The mineral-rich terrain is comprised of gentle slopes at an average altitude of 1800 feet. The vineyards are cooled by the “Cierzo” wind which blows down from the Pyrenees Mountains providing a unique microclimate for the grapes.

Proprietor Victor del Villar and Oenologist Ramiro Cruza have teamed up to produce this easy-drinking red wine that is a delicious example of Navarran style. They prefer to showcase vibrant flavors, purity of the fruit and firm, tight structure in their wines. Their winemaking goal is to allow the terroir to shine through in the finished wine.

This Coupage Seleccion is made of premium varieties 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Tempranillo, and 20% Merlot. It's aged as a crianza for 12 months in oak barriques.