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Murcia lies in the Southeast of Spain in the Levante province, named after the region’s capital on the Sigura river. French winemakers settled in the area in the second half of the 19th century after Phylloxera killed their crops at home. They came to realize the hot and dry Mediterranean climate with coastal winds resembled the Mourvèdre-growing areas of France, et voilà, the Spanish Monastrell grape was planted. The resulting wine is dark purple, and when produced with finesse, can be quite well structured and fruity, with balanced earth and minerality. 
 
The region is home to Yecla and Bullas, but Jumilla is where the most quality expressions of the wine are produced. Other grapes grown and often blended with Monastrell are Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.The few white wines are made from Macabeo, Airen and Merseguera. Rosado and dessert styles are also produced. 
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  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Bodegas La Purisima

    Since 1946, the La Purísima Winery selects and processes the fruit of the best vines in order to ...

  • Caprice Holdings Pte Ltd

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Murcia on Snooth

  • Bodegas Castaño Red Blend Yecla Viña Al Lado de la Casa 2006

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    2006. Almacen del Vino $18.56-$8.57 $9.99 Read More

    Wine review by Jlvan729


  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2008

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    Spicy on the nose with notes of licorice, green anise seed, green peppercorn, mint, and lightly roasted blackcurrant and black berry fruit. This enters the mouth with notes of sandalwood and tobacco, wrapped in roasted dark cherry and blackberry fruit. The mid-palate is round and supple, though it is underpinned by significant tannins. While fai... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Castano Hecula Monastrell Spain Yecla Dry 2008

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    Full bodied earthy aroma with almonds, pepper, black fruit, and oak. Very soft approach and easy going on the palate, with vanilla and apple fruit on the finish, which has a slightly chalky texture. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Senorio de Barahonda Yecla Nabuko 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2010

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    Earthy aroma with blackberries and oak - good strawberry fruit in the body comes through after it sits for awhile. A bit harsh when you first open it - volatile acidity and young tannins. Herb and tomato notes as well; it's kind of like drinking an artisinal pizza. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Altos del Cuco Monastrell Syrah Tempranillo 2008

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    Flavorful and smooth. Served with scechuan chicken and it worked well. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Bodegas Castaño Mourvedre Blend Yecla Solanera Viñas Viejas 2009

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    It was very good and full bodied but the 2005 vintage I got had a lot of sediment. So it coated my mouth a lot. Tasted at Total Wine Tasting and purchased for at home. I don't know if I would get it again, but I like the blend. It's very complex. Read More

    Wine review by julieimagery


  • Pau Tinto 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • C Hécula Monastrell 2008

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    On the scrounge during a hectically short lunch break, I came upon a perennial favorite at an unusual bargain-basement price. This above average Monastrell has an inviting deep, black robe redolent of blueberry, is well balanced on entry with some character poking through and yes - even structure for a couple more years in the cellar! Viva Espa... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Olivares Dulce 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


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