Bodegas Olivares Olivares Monastrell Dulce 2010
- Wine Advocate Rating: 92
12 Bottle Mix $23.19 each - Save 20%
Olivares' estate vineyard, Finca Hoya de Santa Ana, is located in Jumilla's northwestern quadrant, whose unique characteristics distinguish it from the rest of the appellation. For example, this special zone lies at over 800 meters elevation, where nights cool down quickly, resulting in wines with astounding freshness and equilibrium.
But, perhaps more importantly, Paco's 65 hectare here boasts incredibly sandy soil and ungrafted vines, of which this may be the world's largest individual holding. The former provides the wine with a rich perfume; the latter depth and complexity.
Prior to 1998, the Selva family's business was in bulk wine, but each year they made an ambrosial dessert wine-Dulce-for their own consumption. To produce this nectar, they left a few acres of vines to hang late into the fall. Even in normal vintages, these vines achieved spectacular ripeness.
This wine was reserved solely for the family until 1998, when they began to commercialize it. It was an immediate sensation in Spain, with top restaurants and shops rushing to feature it.
|Type of Wine||Fortified|
|Rating Source||Wine Advocate|