About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Luzon 'Jumilla' Organic Red 2008

Grape Variety: 100% Monastrell

Growing Region: Castillo de Luzon, Jumilla, Spain

Chief Winemaker: Luis Sanchez Sanchez

Luzon Organic is red wine produced with grapes grown from organic agriculture under strict organic regulations established in European Union. It comes from one of Jumilla's oldest estates and is certified organic and environmentally friendly.
In this vineyard there is no use of chemical products, synthetic pesticides, or weed-killers in their daily work. Instead they use environmental friendly organic practices and products that do not harm people's health, or the natural environment. The harvest took place during September 2008 and the grapes were handpicked. Maceration lasted approx 2 weeks with the temperature being maintained below 28C and the wine was macerated in contact with the skins before being deposited in stainless steel tanks where the malolactic fermentation took place.
In the glass you will see a deep red purple with a violet rim. On the nose, the wine is clean, fragrant and fruit driven, with intense smells of red fruits, powerful and very inviting. On the palate the wine is full, smooth and warming, excellent fruit and well balanced acidity, mature tannins and a good length on the finish. Best served at approx 16-18C.

Drinking well this season; and over the next 2-3 years.

Perfect wine match with, tapas, red meat dishes, roast vegetables and ripe cheeses, enjoy.


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