Rizado Old Vines Monastrell has an intensity and complexity that will fill your mouth and blow your mind.
An exclusively boutique wine where selectivity and respect has been poured into every detail and where the Monastrell radiates quality and character.
Rizado Old Vines Monastrell has an intensity and complexity that will fill your mouth and blow your mind. Building on the tannins associated with Monastrell, we have created layers upon layers of intense color; a complexity of aromas that peel away slowly, revealing a harmony and balance of ripe fruit, dark spices and smokey oak; textures that seduce and coat your mouth. Rizado is our signature wine, having only produced 2578 only just a few will get the chance to experience this beautiful Monastrell… Hope you are one of lucky ones!
“We are very selective about the quality grapes that we work with. We are always looking for high altitude, old historical vineyards, locally being known as secano because they are dry-farmed and of which many of the vines are un-grafted and are yielding a very small crop. This is what we are after, the unique qualities and characteristics these epic vines offer. This is what make Rizado, and Bodegas Trenza wines special.” David Tofterup, winemaker.
Monastrell with all it´s mystery has two aliases Mourvèdre and Mataro, and is a grape variety that is best known coming from the premium wine regions of Rhone Valley, France; California, United States ; Adelaide, Australia ; McLaren Vale, Australia. With all the glamor that these regions offer Monastrell is indigenous to Spain and more that 75% of the worlds planting of this variety are Spain. The Monastrell thrive in Spain, and it can be quite a productive variety, but yields are naturally kept low due to the age of the vines which are dry farmed. This leaves only about 1 kilo of grapes per vine, yielding tiny, thick skinned and very intensely flavored grapes rich in sugar at the time of harvest, resulting in wines rich in fruit, high alcohol and lots of soft tannins, giving the wine the structure necessary for it to age well. The wine produced from the Monastrell grape tend to have intense fruit with aromas reminiscent of black cherries, plums, and hints of game.
“The eyes grow big with the deep red, the nose fits perfectly and the palate confirms the other senses with pure joy. Pure opulence in the glass!” 5 out of 5 stars, Wine Consumer, Monty, Germany
“Beautiful balance of fruit flavors, slightly peppery oak notes and strong alcohol. You can taste this wine, it is worth the money.” 5 out of 5 stars, Wine Consumer, Rob Landa, Germany
Opaque ruby red with thick legs. Profound and intense dark aromas of black cherries, blackberries and ripe plums combined with a comforting notes of toasted almonds and cigar box. On the palate the wine is complex and the black fruits are intensified by the complimentary notes of dark chocolate, dark spices and smokey oak. The wine is full bodied, filling your mouth with lots of ripe tannins and juicy fruit. The wine has a long lingering finish. The wine will keep nicely throughout 2035.
Rizado Old Vines Monastrell 2016 is a wine that will pair nicely with spring lamb served pink with fresh herbs, honey glazed lamb shank, veal cheek, entrecôte, duck confit, and oxtail stew.