Oscar Olmos La Princessa Monastrell- dark fruits, ripe plums and balsamic acid


Cherry color. Medium-high intensity aromas of blackberries and ripe plums, as well as the fig aromas that are typical of the Monastrell. Very subtle barrel influence. Spicy balsamic notes and fresh acidity as well on the palate.

A well balanced, approachable Spanish Monastrell from Jumilla.  Oscar Olmos' La Princesa from Jumilla hits the spot! From organic, dry-farmed vineyards on limestone soils, this 100% Monastrell preserves freshness and acidity while displaying the grape variety's classic dark fruit, game and leather notes. Vinification is entirely in neutral wood, and the extraction must not be overly long (sadly, I don't have information on this), as the tannins, acid, and fruit are all in very nice balance. A great wine for steaks and stews this winter. Ben Fletcher