Vina Elena, Bruma del Estrecho de Marin, Paraje Marin, DO Jumilla, Spain, 2021
A deeply personal project from Elena Pacheco and Isio Ramos, encapsulating the very different reflections of terroir on their much loved Monastrell grape.
Each wine, all DO Jumilla but from different old vine plots, express startling individuality based on their microclimate, soil, location and age of the vines. Sites across two locations, Marín and Las Encebras, three specific plots, Mandiles, Vereda, Particiones, and one estate, Casa Quemada.
Hand harvested in September from 15 to 35 year non-irrigated, bush vines planted at a low density of 1,400 to 1,600 vines per ha and situated on limestone soils located on both sides of the Marin valley.
Fermented using natural yeasts in stainless steel vat at a temperature controlled to 24-26°C. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vat and ageing in concrete for 7 months.
No oak ageing
On the palate, the weight, the silkiness and the flavours make this a wine that stands out. Paraje Marín is a terroir-driven Monastrell with a wonderful character and reflects its origin, the Marín Valley, the southern part of the appellation.
Great wine for tapas, sushi, grilled salmon, baked cod with tomato sauce, risotto, Arroz y conejo and white meats. Also, excellent wine to pair with thai, cantonese and italian cuisine.
6 x 75cl