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Bodegas Olivares Jumilla Dulce Monastrell 2010

Bodegas Olivares Jumilla Dulce Monastrell 2010

Sku: P58507

 Wine Advocate 92 points (Oct 2013)
The 2010 Olivares Dulce is produced from un-grafted, 50-year-old Monastrell harvested at the end of October and early November, with a slight over-ripeness of the grapes. The grapes go through a long maceration in cement vats, fermented partially and then fortified. It’s bottled 8-9 months after the harvest, but it doesn’t see any oak. 16% alcohol and 200 grams of residual sugar. It has the telltale Olivares Dulce nose of black olives, thyme and ripe tomatoes. Very intense and fresh, high-toned, with tension. The elegant, velvety palate is full-bodied, sweet and persistent, with a special freshness that makes it unique. It still shows a little bit of tannin that should get polished with a few more months in bottle. Experiment with cheeses rather than with sweet desserts. Very drinkable. 36,000 half-liter bottles produced. It would probably evolve and last for a very long time. This is the benchmark for the sweet red wines of the region. Drink 2014-2020.

Technical notes
Fruit Source: From an 11-hectare parcel ungrafted vines planted between 1872 and present. Hand harvested. Yields: <17 hL/hA Blend: 100% Monastrell (Mourvèdre) from the vineyard’s oldest vines Aging: Bottled June after the harvest. Production: 3,000 cases.

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Country: Spain
Region: Jumilla
Grape Varietal: Mourvedre
Type: Still wine, Dessert

Reg. $32.99

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