Viña Elena, Familia Pacheco Organic, DO Jumilla, Spain, 2020
Widely considered to be one of the best wineries in Jumilla, Viña Elena is very much a family affair with Elena Pacheco at the helm supported ably by her mother, sisters and children.
Viña Elena sits directly inland from the Costa Blanca and that venerable holiday destination, Benidorm. Safe to say, it is hot in this south east corner of Spain and Elena is fascinated by Monastrell and how she can create ever more elegant and delicate incarnations of it, despite the intensity of the sun.
Goblet-trained bush vines planted in dry, non-irrigated, chalky soils. The age of the vines varies between 15 and 40 years old. Manually harvested. The vines are certified organic and are planted at altitudes of 380-730 metres above sea-level, in low-density vineyards of 1,400-1,600 vines per hectare. This wine is made from grapes grown in plots from different sub-regions of D.O.P. Jumilla: Término de Arriba, La Raja, and Las Encebras.
Fermented in stainless-steel vats at controlled temperatures of 25 °C using natural yeast. This unoaked wine is subject to fining, cold stabilisation, depth, surface, and amicrobic filtration.
No oak treatment
Medium-intense, ruby in colour. Clean and expressive on the nose, with medium-high intensity aromas of red berries (strawberries and plum), spiced and chalky notes. A easy-drinking, fruit-driven, well-balanced wine on the palate. A great example of an unoaked Monastrell.
Delicious with tapas, paella and grilled turbot.
12 x 75cl