Monastrell was the star of the wine tasting held last Friday at Verema Valencia. The event brought up to 50 professionals from the sector, who had the opportunity to taste 8 Monastrell wines from the different Denominations of Origin that make up the Monastrell Spain Association: Vinos Alicante DOP, DO Almansa, DO Bullas, DO Jumilla and DO Yecla.

The President of the Monastrell Spain Association, Silvano García, opened the presentation by explaining the Association’s objective, which is “to set the Monastrell variety on the world stage as a benchmark”. These types of initiatives are fundamental to promote and highlight the quality of Spanish wines and contribute to consolidating the prestige of the Spanish wine industry in the global market.

The Monastrell España wine tasting was led by Luis Vida, sommelier and trainer, who highlighted the peculiarities of the Monastrell variety and the importance of knowing its characteristics in order to fully appreciate its quality. Vida highlighted the freshness and fruity flavour of Monastrell as its main distinguishing features. This grape variety, also known as Mourvèdre in France, originates from Spain and is grown in different regions of the country, where the climate and soil give it its distinctive flavour and aroma.

The tasting allowed attendees to enjoy a selection of exceptional wines and learn more about the Monastrell variety. Wines from the Alicante DO, for example, are characterised by their red and black fruit notes, as well as their tannic structure. On the other hand, DO Almansa wines stand out for their elegance and balance, with a pleasantly bitter note due to their winemaking process. Bullas DO wines are fresher and lighter, with a red fruit aroma and a smooth texture on the palate. DO Jumilla wines are characterised by their intensity and complexity, with an aroma of black fruits, spices and balsamic notes. And finally, DO Yecla wines have an intense and balanced flavour, with a note of soft tannins.

The Monastrell Spain tasting was a great success and a unique opportunity for wine professionals to taste some of the best Spanish wines made from this grape variety. Monastrell is one of the most appreciated grape varieties in Spain and increasingly in the world, thanks to its unique notes and the quality of the wines produced with it. The Verema Valencia tasting is one of the many events organised to promote and highlight the quality of Spanish wines, and to consolidate Spain’s position as one of the world’s leading wine producers.