Bodegas Esteban Martin 12M 2017
Ageing; Aged in French oak barrels for twelve months
Structure; Medium bodied Red
Food pairing ideas; Ideal with mature cheese, red meats and rice dishes. Try with a mixed bean and red lentil chilli.
This wine is aged in mainly French oak barrels has complex glazed berry aromas with chocolate and nutty flavours. An outstanding value Spanish Reserva for all occasions.
Established in 2003, Bodegas Esteban Martín is an exciting, family-run, modern, innovative winery located in Alfamén, in the heart of Cariñena. Their desire to make wines which pursue excellence and is achieved by the fact that they only use grapes grown on their estate-owned plots, 150 hectares in total, making it possible for them to control the entire growing process using those varieties best suited to the soil: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah and, as regards the whites, Viura and Chardonnay, all selected with the greatest of care during the harvest. With modern facilities and 300 new French and American barrels, the Estaban Martin wines offer a distinctive modern personality at affordable prices. The oenologist, Jorge Barberia, who was born in Cariñena and has been making wine in different parts of the world for 10 years, is a lover of the wines of his region near Valle del Ebro,where Garnacha originated, with its particular characteristic, owing to the climate and soils. For Jorge, the most important part of his job is his work in the vineyard. 'Esteban Martin wines are fresh and fruity with a good balance on the palate, smooth and silky tannins. Wines with soul' says Jorge and 'they have enormous success in tastings and competitions around the world.' Passion, terroir and personality clearly are reflected in each bottle, a blend of modernity and know-how to reach their ultimate expression. The winery has recently been awarded the BRC Global Standard certificate and IFS.