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La Casica del Abuelo Red Blend 2020

Wine Type: Red Wine

Country: Spain

Region: Alicante

Grapes: 80% Monastrell, 10% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot

Winery Tasting Notes: Deep cherry color with violet trim.  It has aromas of red and black fruits like plums and  blackberries, with balsamic nuances and aromatic herbs  such as Rosemary and thyme. It offers a pleasant step in  the mouth, fresh and fruity with a mature and delicate  tannin and a balanced acidity.

Wine Advocate: “The Villena village red 2020 La Casica del Abuelo comes from two organically farmed vineyards 25 kilometers apart and is a blend of 80% Monastrell with 10% each Syrah and Petit Verdot. It fermented by soil with indigenous yeasts and matured in 225- and 500-liter French and American oak barrels with some 30% new oak for seven months. It has 14% alcohol, a pH of 3.5 and 5.3 grams of acidity (tartaric), some creamy notes, spice and smoke and a more mainstream character. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021.”

90 points, Wine Advocate (2019 & 2020)
91 points, International Wine Report (2019)