Bodegas Casa Rojo - MMM 2019
Bodegas Casa Rojo - MMM 2019 (89 TSW)
MMM stands for Macho Man Monastrell.
Casa Rojo is one of the newer wineries to the Jumilla wine route, striving to achieve the very finest in Spanish wine production throughout the main wine producing areas of Spain, combining the very latest technology with age-old traditions and a thoroughly modern approach to marketing in order to do so.
At its vineyards in the south of the D.O. Jumilla area the aim of Casa Rojo is nothing less than to produce the perfect Monastrell wine, this being the predominant variety of grape in the Altiplano area of Murcia comprising Yecla and Jumilla. At present they believe they are close to achieving this goal with their Macho Man Monastrell wine.
Macho Man Monastrell is one of the wines currently marketed by Casa Rojo, each of them conceived as a homage to a different variety of grape grown in various different regions of Spain. The name refers to the strength and resilience of the vine and its grapes as they withstand the baking heat of summer and winter temperatures of well below zero in the north of the Region of Murcia.
From their vineyards, they have selected the 7 parcels from which the Monastrell grape produced by MMM comes. Each plot is individually vinified in 7,300 liter inverted conical steel tanks. Then the wine remains in wood for a year (fudres, 500 liter and 225 liter barrels) and a short passage through 800 liters of Italian clay amphorae to complete its perfection.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a clear and dark garnet red color.
On the medium(++) nose aromas of black cherries, plums and ripe forest berries with hints of cinnamon, cloves, balsamico, spices, dark chocolate, sweet toast and anise.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and tannins. A bit on the greenish side (fruit) with meaty, smokey hints. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a medium(+) length chocolate aftertaste.
Some years ago I drank an aged MMM and that blew my socks off. Mabye wait some years?
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