- Type: Red
- Country: Spain
- Region: Valencia
- Vintage: 2018
- Producer: Bodegas Arraez
- Primary grape: Monastrell
- Secondary grape: Tempranillo
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £9.73
- Code: 39524
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Oaked, intense, concentrated reds
- Full-flavoured and mature cheeses e.g. Cheddar, Cheshire, Edam, Gouda. Manchego, parmesan, Pont l’Évêque
- Bay leaf, black pepper, chives, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme
- Grilled, roasted, seared, braised game: boar, duck, grouse, pheasant, venison. Beef, lamb
- Full-flavoured cream- or cheese-based sauces e.g. parmesan. Intense wild mushroom, casserole or jus sauces
- Some good combinations are possible with spicy foods but careful experimentation is required
- Usually vegetables will be supporting a full-flavoured meat or dominating sauce. Hearty lentil dishes. Rich, wild mushroom dishes
About the Wine
This cracking red Wine created by Bodegas Arraez originates from Valencia. Available in 75cl bottles, imported by Bodegas Arraez. Bodegas Arraez Mala Vida, Valencia is an interesting wine, made from Monastrell grapes. This wine has a cork closure and is now available to order via MC Live. The winery has been built with sustainable standards high on its priorities. The vines are chemical free with water filtered to be re-used. It also uses solar panels to get all the energy required and they work hard to minimise their carbon footprint.
The grape behind Rioja and widely planted in Spain in general. Tempranillo lends itself to significant oak ageing, it tastes of ripe
strawberry, autumnal, baked, berry fruit with sweet Christmas spices.
- Sweet Tobacco
A deeply bold, smoky red wine found in abundance in Central Spain and Southern France (where it’s known as Mourvèdre).
- Black Pepper
- Roasted Meat
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