Jorge Ordonez 'Tarima' Monastrell 750ml
"Powerful aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet and Indian spices. Displays vibrant flavours of smoky dark berries, bitter cherry and candied flowers, with a peppery overtone. The sweet, fruit-driven finish repeats the smoky note and hangs on tenaciously. I’d drink this wine young for its extroverted fruit character. To call it a value is an understatement." - Stephen Tanzer
Spanish Monastrell, known as Mourvèdre in France, has the same luscious fruit that makes Zinfandel so good with grilled pork, but with a spicy edge that arguably creates an even better match.
Food Pairing Notes
Fill your shopping bag with bell peppers, tomatoes and garlic, buy saffron and paprika, and you have Spain on your culinary GPS. Some of the dominant aromas and flavours of the Monastrell wines in our tasting were smoke, earth and spice, bound by a decided meatiness suitable for all kinds of lusty food.