2008 Vinedos De El SequeMourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut from Spain
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WINE: "100% Monastrell. This wine comes from the selection of old vineyards in El Seque, using the Monastrell grape. It is a wine of clear Mediterranean expression, with w...
"100% Monastrell. This wine comes from the selection of old vineyards in El Seque, using the Monastrell grape. It is a wine of clear Mediterranean expression, with warm and noticeable hints of black fruits, powerful aromas, balsamic flavors, aromatic plants, and forest fruits." -Winery
"El Seque is the name of the place where the winery is situated in Pinoso-Alicante. Farming practice is Sustainable. The age of the vines is 40 years old. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level. The wine is aged for 12 months French oak barrels." -Importer
"El Seque is a project from Juan Carlos Lopez of Artadi. While Juan Carlos Lopez made a name for himself producing incredible Tempranillo in Rioja at Artadi (and Garnacha Navarra at Artazuri), the focus at El Seque is on Monastrell in the Alicante D.O., on the southeastern shoreline of Spain. Monastrell grows there at an average altitude of 600 meters. El Seque covers a relatively small 40 hectares. The soil, noted for its low virility, is pebbly with a low degree of humus and high degree of limestone. The vineyards enjoy a Mediterranean climate low rainfalls, lots of sun." -Importer
"Alicante, a city on Spain's Mediterranean coast long associated with strong, rustic wines which now gives its name to a denominated wine zone of 35,200 acres. This DO in the Levante extends from the city towards Yecla on the foothills of Spain's central plateau and allows eight different styles of wine." Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine