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Vinessens 2016 “La Casica del Abuelo” Alicante

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Vinessens 2016 "La Casica del Abuelo" Alicante
Vinessens 2016 “La Casica del Abuelo” Alicante

Vinessens is a small family-owned winery located in Spain’s Valencia wine region. This particular bottle comes from the sub-region of Alicante and is sourced largely from a vineyard of 80-year-old Monastrell vines.  This is the type of Spanish wine that is so undervalued that it is criminal. Locally, this currently available for less than $11, and drinks like wine twice its price.

The nose has a sauvage element, studded with cinnamon and smoke. The palate is medium-bodied and lush, with a thread of acidity turning the dark fruit into a hit of Meyer lemon on the finish.  A funky note of wet earth shows a nod to natural winemaking. Monastrell loves oak, and there is plenty here, but it’s well-balanced and plays well with the other elements in this wine.  Serve this with smoked pork butt or some duck confit.

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