Primitivo Quiles Alicante Raspay Tinto 2012
A dark and brooding Spaniard made of 100% organic Monastrell (‘Mourvedre’) from eighty-year-old vines that have grown resistant to the Mediterranean heat of Alicante. The grapes are hand-harvested, totally destemmed and lightly crushed prior to pressing. The resulting wine is complex, floral, and spicy with some hints of leather and tobacco. Delicious and ready to drink now. 91 Vinous Media Señor Don Primitivo Quiles is one of the great figures of Spanish wine. His bodega in Monovar, established in 1780, is the oldest in Alicante, if not in all the comunidad Valenciana. They have been a family-owned winery for over 100 years and maintain of the oldest soleras on the market, dating back to 1892. Their wines are highly valued treasures in wine cellars all over Europe and a source of pride for the winemaking industry in Alicante.