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El Abuelo Organic Tempranillo Monastrell, Almansa DO

El Abuelo Organic Tempranillo Monastrell, Almansa DO

Looking for a way to secure your spot on the Nice List this year? Even Santa appreciates buying organic and this Spanish wine also defines the word bargain! The El Abuelo Organic Tempranillo Monastrell is a delicious red blend that will help keep your holiday spending under control since it’s only $9.95. Pick up a bottle or three for your party to really spread the holiday cheer this season.


Tasting Notes:  El Abuelo Tempranillo Monastrell is deep purple in colour with vibrant hues. On the nose, you’ll find enticing aromas of red berries and plums balanced by hints of sage. Red berry flavours are complemented by delicate herbaceous notes. It’s soft on the palate with juicy tannins and a smooth, fruit forward finish.

Enjoy With:  Semi-cured cheese with cured salted meats or barbecued red meats.

Style:  Full-bodied and smooth red wine.

Terroir/Region:  The Tempranillo and Monastrell grapes for this wine come from trellised vineyards in the D.O.P. Almansa wine region of Spain. Below the fertile topsoil is a layer rich in limestone that gives a generous minerality to wines grown in the area. The Almansa region has low rainfall in the growing season, producing wines with strong aromas and intense colours.

Producer:  Bodegas Piqueras has a history of over 100 years of winemaking with the fourth generation of the Piqueras family currently running the business. It believes that a good wine comes from the countryside and this is emphasized through meticulous vineyard management. The combination of the family’s long knowledge of the vineyards with cutting edge technology helps create wines that it can be proud of.

Availability:  El Abuelo Organic Tempranillo Monastrell is available year-round in the Spanish section at the LCBO. Secure your spot on the ‘Nice List’ with this beautiful organic wine today!

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Price: $9.95

LCBO#: 524520

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 14% alc./vol.