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Bodegas Alceno, Alceno Organic 2018

£11.49 GBP

Bodegas Alceño was founded in 1870. Now in its fourth generation, the family continues the tradition of winemaking in the Jumilla region on the east coast of Spain, but with a modern twist. 

The region is known for its hot summers, ripe grapes and high-alcohol, intense wines. What sets Alceño's wines apart is the altitude at which their organic grapes grow. At up to 900m above sea level, they ripen more gradually than their plain-dwelling counterparts, which stops flavours getting too baked or jammy in the wine.

In the winery, this fruit (85% Monastrell, 15% Syrah) is treated to the best modern winemaking techniques, with both French and American oak used for ageing. It's super-fruity with plenty of heft, but so well balanced by lively tannins. Yum yum Jumilla.