My Photo

search the juice

January 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    


  • Food & Drink Blog Top Sites

« ..and a (Spanish) partridge in a pear tree | Main | Dump the Nog; Drink Glühwein Instead »

16 December 2004

Carchelo Tinto: Meaty Monastrell

...Also known as Mourvèdre, is a red grape that is used extensively in the Rhone valley and Spain.  It has tough-to-describe characteristics of wild game, earth, pepper and bitter fruit.  These qualities make it a nice match with roasted game (pheasant, duck, etc.).

Jumilla_yeclaBodegas Agapito Rico of the Jumilla region of Spain makes a great & affordable example of Monastrell in all its gamey glory:

Carchelo02webThe Skinny
Carchelo Tinto '03 ($8)
Medium, dusty red with hints of orange on the rim
Young & fruity scents of red cherry supported by subtle hints of meat, cedar and pepper
Medium-bodied with fairly mild tannins and a crisp finish
**** (4 stars out of 5)

A great price for a wine that is unique as well as friendly with hearty winter meals


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Carchelo Tinto: Meaty Monastrell:



well, I have been playing parallel games like that and I enjoyed a lot , I am going to buy it.

Miami computer rentals

Actually have a very nice blog, I wish I could see everything you have all the time and best wishes for your blog.

Miami office space

Hello .. firstly I would like to send greetings to all readers. After this, I recognize the content so interesting about this article. For me personally I liked all the information. Thank you for share this article.

The comments to this entry are closed.

site sponsors

Vino Voyeur