Bodegas Olivares 2019 'Altos De La Hoya' Old Vine Monastrell, Jumilla DO
Item Number: 15539
Sub Region: Jumilla
Appellation/AVA: Jumilla DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Monastrell / 10% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand
Elevation: 2,625 feet
Altos de la Hoya is made exclusively from old, ungrafted vineyards. It is certainly a phenomenal value, but also shows the hallmarks of great wine.
Location: Bodegas Olivares is located in the northern part of Jumilla, which offers superior growing conditions. The vineyards are at high elevations of over 800 meters (2,625 feet), where nights cool down quickly resulting in wines with astounding freshness and equilibrium. The sandy soil has allowed for the vines to be own-rooted (ungrafted). This particular wine comes from an 11-hectare vineyard, which includes vines planted between 1872 and present day.
Aging: The Monastrell is aged in a combination of barrique and demi-muid. A few barrels are new, but most are second and third passage barrels from elite Burgundy producers.
91pts (2018 Vintage) Vinous 3/2021
"Deep-pitched dark berry, violet and licorice aromas are energized by a spicy nuance that builds in the glass. Broad and seamless on the palate, offering appealingly sweet blackberry and cherry flavors that show fine definition and back-end lift. Closes long and lively, with smooth tannins coming in late to add shape and gentle grip."