Casa los Frailes 1771 Monastrell D.O Valencia, receives its name for the year in which one of the ancestors of the winery bought the estate. It is a wine 100% made with grapes from an old Monastrell vineyard of about 65 years cultivated by the use of techniques of organic farming. It comes from poor soils in organic matter of character calcareous and high salinity. Approximately a yield of 1,800 kilograms per hectare.
Harvest done manually, after removal of the scrape and soft squeeze. Subsequently pulp, skins and must fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28ºC. After an average maceration during 25 days divided in two stages: an extractive stage by maceration of the hat and another extractive by work of lees with continuous batonage. Breeding in vats of 700 liters of French oak of fine grain and medium roasted.
Cherry red, with violet trim. Intense nose with floral and fruit memories (ripe red fruit, cherry), which give way to soft spices and toasted. In the mouth it is fixed, fresh and elegant. Soft tannins, expressive and quite intense. Optimum consumption until 2020.
With the collaboration of the great French winemaker Dominique Roujou de Boubée, the winery Los Frailes has elaborated a fine and elegant monastrell and shows us that it is possible to obtain fresh wines in warm and Mediterranean climates. Excellent Monastrell and that will be a reference of the Mediterranean wines.
With a long family tradition of winegrowers behind them, we find the family of Miguel Velázquez at the head of Bodegas Los Frailes.
This family comes from the Valencian region of “Els Alforins”, and they use the Monastrell as a flag, with which they have been producing wines for several generations in a vineyard property of 162 hectares, being 130 hectares only of vineyard. They elaborate their wines mainly with Monastrell, but since 1999 they have been planting other varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Garnacha or Syrah, looking for the ideal complement of the Mediterranean character of the first one.