Monasterio Cosecha 2019 – Hacienda Monasterio.
Tempranillo wines have a special place in our heart, we love their strong character and fruitiness, but what we love most is the different styles and appearances in which they are being made. Just as versatile as the different names under which the grape grows throughout Spain. In this review a Ribera del Duero Tempranillo by Hacienda Monasterio.
About the Winery
One of the big names in Ribera del Duero is that of the Dane Peter Sisseck. With his famed wine “Pingus” he produces one of the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. When he came to Spain he later joined forces with Carlos de la Fuente. This cooperation resulted in the founding of Hacienda Monasterio.
The estate covers 160 hectares, of which 78 hectares are planted with vineyards. Their core business? Tempranillo. Produced in 3 versions: Cosecha, Reserva and Reserva Especial. Varying in selection of the grapes and the winemaking process.
About the Wine
This Cochecha is the youngest wine of the three versions mentioned above. It is produced in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak for 18 months. The wine consists for 85% of Tempranillo (Tinta del Pais) and is supplemented with Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec to add additional structure.
In the glass a lively ruby red colour, followed by a nose of red fruit and spices such as liquorice and balsamic. An excellent pairing of the fruits aromas and those provided by the oak ageing. On the palette incredible smoothness and softness stand out. Silky tannins and integrated acidity create a tension, as well as a strong symbiotic relationship. A beautiful structured wine with an ABV of 15%. The finale brings a long and fruity aftertaste, filled with elegance.
All in all, a powerful but refined wine, with excellent ageing potential.
Robert Parker score: 94/100.
This wine is available online at Best of Wines for a price of €35,70. You can find it through this link.
Price: ~ €35
Taste date: August 2022
Score: 94/100 DWA Score
Website: Hacienda Monasterio