Nauta Alicante Monastrell Crianza 2014
An easily enjoyable wine made from grapes grown on Monastrell vines over 40 years old
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ferrer family began producing sparkling wine using the method perfected by the Champagne winemakers. Named after their 13th century family home, Freixenet derives from ''La Freixeneda'', meaning ''a place where ash trees grow'' in Catalan. With 150 years of successful winemaking, Freixenet is a leading player in the international wine trade.
Nauta represents Freixenet's expressions of Spain's regional grape varieties, offering great value and delivering excellent flavour. So far they have made wonderful examples of Monastrell (red) from Alicante and Xarel-lo (white) from Catalunya.
This wine is made from grapes grown on Monastrell vines over 40 years old, harvested from around the town of Villena in D.O. Alicante. The wine spends 8 months ageing in American and French oak barrels, the majority of which are new. It is a deep ruby red in colour with hints of tawny violet in the glass. On the nose ripe fruit and dried grape aromas dominate, mingled with notes of coconut and vanilla from oak, as well as baked pastries and toast. The palate is deep and fruit driven, but at the same time silky, velvety and very elegant, with very ripe tannins. The finish is extremely long, seemingly sweet and warming while balance by a fresh acidity.
|Country Of Origin||Spain|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||BBQ, Cajun, Game, Sausage, Tapas, Tomato Based Dishes, Pizza|