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On March 18 we brought the sunshine to London’s glasses with our Monastrell wines under the slogan “A taste of Sunshine”.

More than 40 well-known sommeliers and journalists from the most influential wine media in the British capital attended the tasting held at The Clermont London, Charing Cross Hotel.

Presented by Waldesca Zajac as representative of the Association, the masterclass began by introducing the Monastrell Spain Association and the five Appellations of Origin that comprise it: DO Almansa, DO Alicante, DO Bullas, DO Jumilla y DO Yecla, located in southeastern Spain and sharing the cultivation of the Monastrell variety, “the grape of the sun”.

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A selection of 8 red wines were presented, giving UK professionals a unique opportunity to explore the diversity of our Monastrell variety.

  • Finca CQ 2022 by Bodegas Viña Elena, DO Jumilla
  • Tragolargo Tinto 2022 by Casa Balaguer, DO Alicante
  • La Servil 2022 by Bodegas Cerrón and also with DEMETER – Organic and Biodinamic certificate, DO Jumilla.
  • El Veneno 2021 by Pepe Mendoza Casa Agrícola, DO Alicante
  • Barahonda Summum Organic 2021 by Bodegas Barahonda, DO Yecla
  • Clío 2021 by Bodegas El Nido, DO Jumilla
  • Chaveo Organic 2020 by Bodega Monastrell, DO Bullas
  • Los Losares 2020 by Bodegas Piqueras, DO Almansa

During the masterclass, Master of Wine (MW) Peter McCombie delved into the history, characteristics and market of this grape. He then introduced the attendees to the tasting of eight wines representing Monastrell in its different nuances for each appellation presented.

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McCombie highlighted the antiquity of Monastrell, with records of its use dating back to the 14th century. He told the story of the origin of this grape variety and how its cultivation expanded significantly in Spain, becoming the main grape in Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia.

Después de la degustación, McCombie destacó que la cata evidenció la apertura del mercado británico a la diversidad, mostrando disposición para explorar nuevas variedades como la Monastrell. Asimismo, expresó optimismo ante el hecho de que la Monastrell esté ganando reconocimiento como una uva capaz de producir vinos de alta calidad y con gran potencial internacional.

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For their part, attendees were fascinated and highlighted the character, elegance and structure of the wines presented. Both sommeliers and media representatives showed a continued interest in deepening their knowledge of this variety, and encouraged their audiences to discover the wines of Monastrell Spain.

Prestigious media such as The Drinks Business have already talked about our Monastrell masterclass and tasting in London. You can read the article in the following link:

The Drinks Business – Monastrell España shows the grape’s versatility across five regions