Montanar Organic Graciano 2015, Montanar
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Fragrant, juicy and smoothly rich and satisfying. Hints of blueberry and blackberry. Medium bodied with an appealing freshness and softness. A versatile wine which will accompany a wide range of comfort foods.
Montañar means ‘mountainous’, and the winery takes its name from the Serrania de Cuenca mountain range in Castilla-La Mancha.
The wines come from the family run winery established by the three Parra brothers (Francisco, Javier and Luis) in 1993. The brothers had the foresight to move to organic and then biodynamic viticulture early. All of the grapes are grown both organically and biodynamically – the vineyards have been certified organic since 1997 and biodynamic since 2012 because the brothers feel they get the best fruit this way.
Graciano is rare as a single varietal wine. It is notoriously low-yielding and a difficult variety to grow as it is very susceptible to mildew. Fortunately, the dry and windy climate of La Mancha means that fungal diseases are unable to thrive in these conditions. This wine is proof that this tricky variety can deliver colour-rich, intensely perfumed red wines when cultivated in a dry environment.
Castilla – La Mancha