Newsletter: 2022 Alfredo Maestro 'El Marciano'

Newsletter: 2022 Alfredo Maestro 'El Marciano'

Spain's revolution continues to amaze, and we can add another trophy to the Iberian case in today's Grenache from Alfredo Maestro. A bottle that cemented this young wine maker's place amongst some of my absolute favorites: Envínate, Oriol Artigas, and La Perdida's Nacho Gonzales included. All of whom are now living legends in the recent transformation of Spain's return to historic, traditional winemaking. 

Sourced from 90 year old vines grown atop a mountain at 1200 meters elevation, Maestro's 'El Marciano' is a bold wine of profound richness and concentration. There is a depth of flavor here that only supremely old vines can bestow. This is no aperitif, sipping wine, but a muscular red fit for a hearty feast. With the holidays right around the corner, I encourage you to take advantage of today's deep, multi-bottle discount.

Today, I'm proud to offer the only bottles of 2022 Alfredo Maestro 'El Marciano' Grenache in South Carolina! 
100% Grenache from a single vineyard comprised of pure granite at a staggering 1200 meters above sea level in the Sierra de Gredos mountains, due just west of Madrid. An area known for known for UFO sightings. Grapes are manually harvested and fermented using whole bunches with native yeast in stainless steel tanks. The finished wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Deep and baritone, this is a darker, more lush expression of Grenache, with ripe red and black fruit, violet, peppercorn and graphite minerality. The intensity of flavor builds on the palate where more black fruit is layered with cacoa powder, spice and a touch of Mediterranean herbs. A serious, bold wine for a song.  
With his roots in the Basque country, Alfredo Maestro's family settled in Ribero del Duero, where he grew up surrounded by vines and winemaking. Today he seeks out neglected or abandoned vineyards planted with ancient vines on poor soils at high elevations. From these old parcels, he makes some of the purest, most authentic wines in Spain today.

As he puts it, his goal is to make 'wines with character imprinted with the earth and the vintage, authentic stories transmitted differently each year and not modified by the hand of the man in the cellar.'
2022 Alfredo Maestro 'El Marciano' Grenache - $36.99

*Special Newsletter Price -$34.99

*Special 3-Pack Price -$32.99/bottle

To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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