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02
Feb

SPANISH WINES – Bodegas La Purisima

Flash Back Friday ~ Once upon a time…we carried a couple of Spanish wines. While we are currently focusing on our portfolio of French, South African, Italian and Argentinean wines, we wanted to ensure that any of our clients who were curious about previous wines carried would be able to find them here.

Cheers to the future!

Since 1946, Bodegas La PurÍsima has selected and transformed the fruit of the best vines to create the Great Wines of Yecla, with a commitment to quality, innovation and tradition in winemaking, recognized by numerous international awards and the trust of thousands of customers around the world.

Placed on the highest vineyards windswept, dry and clean under the D.O. Yecla – able to grow organic grapes without having to treat for mildew, using pheromone traps to trap the moths. The vines are very old in plots with very sandy soils, reducing the chance of root born parasites. These vines have 9 sq meters per foot which help avoid contamination for adjacent vines.

OLD HANDS ORGANIC MONASTRELL – Bodegas La Purisima (Yecla, Spain)

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Available Vintages: 2011 – OUT OF STOCK

89 Points – Beverage Testing Institute – Tastings.com (2008 Vintage)

88 Points – Wine & Spirits Magazine (2008 Vintage )

Silver Medal – Indy International Wine Competition (2008 Vintage)

87 Points – “Best Wines of Spain” International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer (Previous Vintage)

BLEND/COLOR: 100% Organic Monastrell, Red / Deep Ruby Black Cherry
PALATE/BOUQUET: This wine has an excellent structure, highly concentrated with a long and intense spicy finish. Pair with grilled meats, pasta or flavorful cheeses.
2011 VINTAGE NOTES: The winter was mild and dry but led into a cool spring with moderate rain. Stable high temperatures in the summer and a dry period at the end of harvest. Low rainfall led to great concentration.

CAPA ROTA MONASTRELL / SYRAH BLEND – Bodegas La Purisima (Yecla, Spain)

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Available Vintages: 2011 – OUT OF STOCK

88 Points – Beverage Testing Institute – Tastings.com

BLEND / COLOR: 70% Monastrell, 30% Syrah, Red – Deep Burgundy
PALATE/BOUQUET: Rich red cherry notes showcase a medium bodied red with well integrated tannins A touch of cola with dark raspberry jam and bing cherries grab the nose and hint at a spicy undertone. Pair with grilled meats, lasagna, and roasted pork loin.
REGION NOTES: Monastrell has been growing in Yecla for over 3000 years, for this reason the grape variety is very well adapted to our climate, where wines coming from Monastrell grapes are very fruity and well matured with a spicy undertone. The Capa Rota Monastrell (70% of the blend) comes from limestone and calcareous soil placed at 800 meters altitude, this wine has been aged in just a touch of oak to add length to the palate.
2009 VINTAGE NOTES: Created to be consumed fresh and young, this wine is ready to drink.
2011 VINTAGE NOTES: The winter was mild and dry but led into a cool spring with moderate rain. Stable high temperatures in the summer and a dry period at the end of harvest. Low rainfall led to great concentration.