Marionette 2017 Red Wine by Ego Bodegas
This hard-to-find wine is produced by Ego Bodegas, in the Jumilla DO (protected denomination of origin) region within Murica on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern Spain. It is a blend of 50% Monastrell and 50% Syrah grapes. The Monastrell grape is well-suited to the region's harsh growing conditions, while Syrah adds body and character to the wine.
The landscape of Jumilla is characterized by wide valleys and plains, interrupted by the serrania (mountain ranges) that cross Murcia between the sea and the Meseta Central (central plateau) of Spain. Hot, dry and harsh is the best way to describe the zone. Despite these seemingly adverse conditions, vines have been grown here since Roman times, when the region had quite a reputation for its full-bodied red wines.
- Produced by Ego Bodegas in Spain from select grapes harvested by hand
- 2017 vintage
- Pairs well with pork, chicken, beef, and cured cheese
- Cherry-red in color
- Aged 2-3 months in American Oak barrels
- Alcohol content: 14%
- Tasting notes: Clean aroma, intense potent fruit with fine toasted notes. Smooth in mouth with an elegant entry, vivid and fruity, with a mature and delicious tannins.
- Critics Score: 90/100, Decanter World Wine Awards
- 750 ml
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Jumilla, Spain DO
D.O. (Denomination of origin) Jumilla includes the vineyards from the north of the Region of Murcia and several municipalities in the province of Albacete.
D.O. Jumilla was founded and the regulation was established in 1966. The charm of this specific D.O. is its geographic characteristic, where the valleys and plains are marked by the mountains. Also, the Levante of Mediterranean and Manchego character have contributed heavily to the unique personality of the wines.
D.O. Jumilla covers 19.000 hectares of vineyards that are situated in between the province of Murcia and Albacete. These areas have a deeply rooted wine tradition, with D.O. Jumilla being one of the oldest in Spain. Thanks to its rigorous conditions, the wines from this D.O. have achieved a high level of recognition in this sector.
Monastrell is a native variety of grapes that has best adapted to the climatic and soil conditions of the DO of Jumilla. The Monastrell is the predominant variety in this region, representing more than 80% of vineyards here. Perhaps the reason behind this variety’s prevalence is how incredibly well suited it is to the environment here.