The name of this wine comes from the area of El Molar, currently made up of 17 hectares distributed in three vineyards planted in different soils and orientations. The blend of these three vineyards provides complexity, freshness and typicity to this Garnacha from Jumilla.
Appearance: Maroon cherry.
Aroma: Fine, good intensity, aromas of acidic red fruit, toffee, balsamic (menthol), pleasant vegetable, cocoa, red liquorice.
Palate: Tasty, aromatic, fluid, balanced, balsamic and juicy sensation. Reminiscent of red acidic fruit (strawberry). Sweet tooth. Good finish.
Elaboration and aging
A single-variety Garnacha, perhaps the only one in the whole of the Jumilla Denomination of Origin, and which carries all the genetics of José María Vicente's signature. A wine from a single plot, such as those successfully devoted to Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet, which undergoes alcoholic fermentation in underground wine presses.
The main novelty of El Molar is its ageing, which after malolactic fermentation in barrels to reduce excess acidity, is made in fudres, large wooden tanks, where a long ageing process takes place and which, thanks to the lesser contact with the wood, favours a slower and longer oxygenation. The use of frudre is very common with the reductive varieties, as is the case with the wines of Rhone, in the south-east of France, or the Nebiolo from the Italian Piedmont.
With these references to ageing, it is not surprising that El Molar already has a name of its own.
12 months in large barrels (Fudres)
- Type of Wine
- Wine Style
Red - Soft Tannins and Subtle Fruit
- Grape Varieties
- Type of Ageing
- Alcohol Content
- Serving Temperature
Ratings and awards
- Prizes and previous ratings
91 Paker | 93 Peñín (Other vintages)
- AporVino Points
Ham and Sausages,
Pates or Foie Gras,