Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Monastrell from Spain

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Monastrell from Spain

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The name monastrell may sound unfamiliar to many U.S. wine drinkers, but this grape varietal plays a leading role in many of the inexpensive and much improved red blends coming from the Spanish appellations of Jumilla and Yecla. Known as mourvdre in France, it's also frequently found in certain French wine-growing regions including the Rhne and its prestigious Chteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The grape produces dark-colored wines that can be rich, plummy and spicy. Below are two good examples from Spain, but drink these wines when they're young.

CRPULA GOLD 2013 MONASTRELL AND SYRAH FROM JUMILLA

Bought * Wine Merchant, 7817 Forsyth Boulevard, in February for $10.99

Description * Don't let the name Crpula throw you. This wine is a solid winner. A blend of 50 percent monastrell and 50 percent syrah, this is a delicious, juicy blend that's very easy to drink. …

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