Viña Elena 'Estancia del Silencio' Monastrell
Estancia de Silencio is a tasty organic Monastrell wine made by the four Pacheco sisters in Jumilla. Their family-run winery dates back to 1948 when Francisco Pacheco Pérez began to make wine from his modest winepress at the family farm. The Pacheco sisters are the 4th generation to carry on tradtion, and their goal is to highlight quality winemaking in Spain, and especially Jumilla, the appellation they’re situated in, one of the oldest in Spain, being established in 1966. In Jumilla, the Monastrell grape rules in the dry climate and rough chalky soil. Estancia del Silencio is all plummy ripe fruit, blackberries, and figs on the nose, a lil rocky-herbaceousness, and smooooooth. A little too crushable for a wine a 14% alcohol, so be careful with this one, friends!