Frankly Wines Top 10 Value Reds of 2017

Hecula Monastrell from Familia Castaño whitin the selección of Frankly Wines Top 10 Value Reds 2017

This was one of the standout value wines at Liberty’s 15th anniversary portfolio tasting. Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre, aka Mataro) is a grape which needs plenty of heat – and gets it in south east Spain – but crucially this is grown at altitude so the vines get to rest at night and acidity is preserved. This has some structure behind the big and bold fruit but can happily serve as a tipple on its own.