Castillo de Monseran


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Castillo de Monseran is a value-driven wine brand out of Cariñena, Spain. The label depicts a Medieval castle, which is not an uncommon site in this historic region. Their wines focus on the two main grapes of the area, Garnacha for reds and Viura for whites. The Garnacha releases are available as an entry level red, as well as an “old vines” release (meaning the grapes are sourced from vines which can be as old as a century or more in that region), which tend to yield more concentrated and flavorful fruit. 

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  • Carignan

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  • Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. ... ... from Spain. The 2014 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha had the right balance of “sweet fruit”, even though it is technically a dry wine, with smooth body and interesting notes of sage and spice that brought my enjoyment of these devilishly tasty treats to the next lev... Read More

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  • It has become clear that wine drinkers are demanding varietal wines beyond the ... rises from the glass."Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena 2014This wine, intended for young drinking, comes to us from Cariñena. Cliff Brown speaks of its "hypnotic nose...blackberries, crushed stones, white pepper, cherries, dry underbrush, violets and warm ... Read More

    From the article Wine Lovers Buzz About #GarnachaDay

  • Hi everyone, Apologies for the confusion. The wines we will be tasting are ... ... are listed below. Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Carinena 2014 Evodia Garnacha 2015 La Miranda de Secastilla Blanca 2014 Garnacha Centenaria 2014 Clos Dalian Garnatxa Blanca 2015 Hope you can come and taste with Christy and Laura.  &nbs Read More

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  • Who knew?Now, I guess we all do.Snooth is having an on-line event. It's time to celebrate #GarnachaDay 2016! Garnacha, one of the world's oldest and most widely planted wine grapes, originated in Eastern Spain. By controlling yields, taking advantage of old vines, and appl... Read More

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  • Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Carinena 2015


    This is a wonderful value red that is red with purple hues upon the look and has great clarity! Fruit forward aromas of cherry, strawberry, and blackberry/blueberry warmth, along with black soil and some spice in the background. Flavors follow the aromas nicely and this is very juicy! The ripe berry character comes through very well and provi... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Castillo de Monseran Old Vines Garnacha 2010


    The nose was ripe, yet characterful, showing dark fruit, ripe strawberry, mint, and a hint of oak. On the palate, it was rich and deeply rooted in brambly, earthy fruit with blackberry, currant, hints of stem and minerals. The texture was full yet grainy with tannin that tugged at your already black-fruit saturated palate. A solid vein of acidit... Read More

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  • Castillo de Monseran Old Vines Garnacha 2010


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  • Castillo de Monseran Old Vines Garnacha 2009


    This wine has 14.5% alcohol by volume and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork. The wine is a deep ruby red color. The appealing nose has cherries, white pepper, vanilla, wild flowers, baking spices and a touch of dark chocolate. This has medium body with moderate tannins and good acidity. Spicy cherries and white pepper pop out first on ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Castillo de Monseran Old Vines Garnacha 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • The wines of Cariñena may be unknown to you, as they were to me until my ... break the piggy bank. The Castillo de Monseran Old Vine Garnacha, in my opinion, over delivers for its price point. It shows good depth of fruit, range and integration with focused red and purple fruit flavors – both fresh and dried. I found it a bit more substantive t... Read More

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