Casa Rojo Macho Man Monastrell 2018
For the Macho drinker. Casa Rojo Macho Man Monstrell is the pure reflection of the terroir from its origin. The award winning Red House Macho Man Monastrell appears intense garnet with purple highlights, notes of sweet balsamic and peppery spice, mingled with persistent ripe red and black fruit on the nose. Fresh, silky, long, elegant and unique.The palate is full with silky blackberry fruit and sweet plum jam, toasted spice, rosemary, thyme, balsamic. Finishing particularly fetching with even more sweet fruit and austere of smoke and spice. Casa Rojo Macho Man Monastrell is an excellent red that will age well 5-7 years and please allow to breathe 1-2 hours.
The grapes are from 7 plots of Monastrell vineyards in La Raja (where the winery is located) between the mountain ranges of El Carche and La Pila. The vines range from 20 to 70 years old, in the south of Spain. The poor, shallow and calcareous soils, along with the extremely dry climate of the area, will cause the plant to suffer a lot of stress and have very little vigor, the result is very high quality fruit.
Monastrell of this area is traditionally cultivated in a 3 x 2 or 3 x 3 frame, goblet pruned. The grapes are hand harvested in little boxes of 15 kg during the second and third week of September, at the optimal maturation stage. Harvest is carried out during the first hours of the day so that grapes enter the winery with a temperature of around 15ºC. The grapes go through two selection tables before entering into the deposits. Fermentation is carried out in truncated-cone shaped tanks of 7,000 liters (the hat is thinner and this inverse shape allows softer and less aggressive pressings) at a controlled temperature of 25º C.
Aged in brand new French oak barrels, 240 and 450 liters size from four cooperages (Seguin Moreau, ANA, Saint Martin and Saury). Macho Man Monastrell also ages inside 800-liter Roman clay amphoras.
Also, how cute is the bottle! Check out the Fat man from the circus!