So while I said I was done with my Labor Day weekend wine recommendations, I just enjoyed another bottle that is perfect for your long weekend. Bodegas La Pursima, a winery in Spain, just released a new blend of Monastrell and Syrah in the US. Monastrell is a great match for grilled meats and this bottle provides an exceptional value.
Capa Rota Monastrell Syrah is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Syrah from the Yecla region in Spain. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $9.99. For more information see the winery at www.bodegaslapurisima.com or the importer at www.marquee.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
This blend pours a deep ruby in the glass. The nose is enticing with smokey notes of dark berries. The wine opens up with rich tastes of jammy blackberries and raspberries. Hints of cherries and plum are surrounded by flexible tannins. The wine has a lively, spicy finish that mellows the jamminess of the fruit. A balanced blend perfect for grilled meats that is a great find for under $10!
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine is perfect for grilled pork chops, grilled lamb, or paella.
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review