M is for Monastrell on Winephabet Street

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Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Kitchen 330. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.

M is for Monastrell

Debbie and I were so delighted to have Nicholas Hammeken, owner of Hammeken Cellars join us for this episode. I am a huge fan of Monastrell aka Mourvedre. I love the Nicholas knew what he loved and pursued his passion focusing his wine on Spanish varieties. He wanted to respect the typicity of the region while applying their style to the wines.  Thank you to Gregory and Vine for arranging the interview! 

In My Glass

2017 Hammeken Creencia Juventud (SRP: $10)

Monastrell bottle
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👀 deep ruby
👃🏻 pronounced dried herbs, cranberry, black cherry
👄 dry, medium acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced flavors dark fruit, earth, cola, black pepper, long finish.
💭 drink now, 6 months new French oak, 700-900 meters altitude, 35+ old vines, Jumilla, Spain

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Monastrell on Winephabet Street

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I am a bit late getting this blog out. We have already recorded N (Nebbiolo). That post will be coming soon. Our next episode of Winephabet Street will air on Monday, January 18th at 8pm EST, with our special guest host Craig Camp of Troon Vineyards. (we are taking a December break) You can sign up for a reminder here. The letter of the day will be O and it stands for Orange Wine. And don’t forget to head to our Winephabet Street website to find out more.

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