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Tarima Monastrell 2018

  • Description
  • Tasting Notes
  • Winery
  • A 100% Monastrell from 50+ year old vineyards. The winery uses traditional dry farmed viticulture with Organic goblet trained vines. Cultivation is done completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. Each grape is selected maticulously through hand harvesting. 

    Multiple vineyards situated between the Sierras of Salinas, Umbria and La Sima, with an altitude of 600 to 750 meters. Limy soil with little capacity to retain water, covered with stones forming a platform at the foot of the mountain, thus avoiding erosion.

    Traditional viticulture with minimal intervention. Harvest takes place in October. Native yeasts, fermentation in vats, malolactical fermentation in steel pools and aging in a French barrel (used the previous year for Tarima Hill) for 6 months.

    • Vintage: 2018
    • Appellation: D.O. Jumilla
    • Grapes: 100% Monastrell
    • Aging period: 6 months in 1 year-old oak barrels.
    • Oak: 100% French oak.
  • Tasting Notes

    "Cherry color with purple highlights. Flores de Tarima in your glass with hints of licorice and chocolate and a subtle depth of herbs and floral qualities.  Young and expressive with a fruit forward attitude."

    Food Pairings

    Rice from Pinoso, cured meats, barbecues

  • The project of Bodegas Volver was founded in 2004 by Rafael Cañizares, enologist through studies and viticulturist through his family tradition of four generations bound to the vine and wine.

    The pillars of the bodega are based on the repositioning of quality Spanish wines and recovering old indigenous vineyards which, either through low production or lack of generational succession, had been lost.

    Our most prized asset is our heritage of vines between 30 and 90 years old, indigenous varieties cultivated in a sustainable way with minimal intervention.

    Location of Vineyard

    Bodegas Volver elaborates in other viticultural areas of Spain such as Alicante, La Mancha, Jumilla and Valencia.

    The differential seal of Bodegas Volver is a modern cut where native varieties such as Monastrell, Tempranillo, Merseguera, Macabeo, Moscatel, etc. are mainly worked. 

    Winemaking Philosophy

    Born in 1967 in the town of Las Mesas, in Cuenca, his life has revolved around La Mancha and wine. His great-grandparents were vine-growers and this has been the case in his family for four generations in which he has breathed and lived the love of vineyards and viticulture.

    To make a good wine it is necessary to work from the vineyard, as it has been a tradition , that is, taking care of it to get a healthy grape, with good maturation and little production. The healthy grape ensures the quality of the wine, with good maturation we get the roundness and structure, and the little production brings color and complexity.

    Each award and mention is a satisfaction to the work done but what can be more proud is a generational change. At the moment this generational relay is in formation, which comes with very clear ideas of what his father started, in fact, he has already created his first wine from his father and mentor. 

    "My job is to achieve the maximum quality that starts in the grape and ends in the bottling of the wines," says the winemaker who believes that their wines reflect their way of being, "I rely on the perseverance and work of a manchego that despite the difficulties continues fighting for what he believes: the potential of quality wines that are in this area ".