Bajel Pirata Joven (The young Pirate)
- Grape : Monastrell
- Country : Spain, Alicante
- Type : Red
- ABV : 14%
10 in stock
Tasting Notes: Bajel Pirata Joven (The young Pirate)
Round flavoured with fruit and jam and high percentage of ripe and silky tannins which leave a hint of friendly toasted notes.
Food match: Bajel Pirata Joven (The young Pirate)
Monastrell tends to be big, medium to full-bodied and high in tannins, so it naturally pairs well with just about any hearty and meaty dish, from hamburgers and pizza to short ribs, veal, pork, lamb, sausage, game and other meats, especially grilled meats
Producer & Region:
Pirata tries to express the essence of the Mediterranean with its endless winemaking tradition which starts with the phoenicians and a shared history across the sea.
The Monastrell grape is a very popular grape variety in Mediterranean basin crops especially on the Spanish Levante coast where it has been cultivated for thousands of years. Currently it is also possible to find vine extensions of this grape in some areas of the United States and even in Australia.
This grape variety is also known by the names Mataró (in Portugal) and Mourvedre (French voice that comes from the Valencian voice of Sagunto).
One main peculiarity is that it has a thick skin that allows it to withstand the blow of raindrops well without suffering.
It is a grape variety that adapts well to many types of soils, hence it is grown in many different lands of temperate areas of the planet. In some of them obtaining some of the most prestigious wines that exist. Which says a lot about the quality of these grapes