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Salvador Poveda Toscar Monastrell 2005

February 22, 2008

img_4166.jpgThe huge transformation the Spanish wine industry is undergoing becomes clear when one has a look at Salvador Poveda’s brand new winery just outside Monóvar in the Denominacíon de Origens Alicante. Although build to cater for the hordes of sun-seeking tourists that visit the Costa Blanca, it’s also a natural continuation of an extremely succesful family business that started in 1919. Monastrell is the name of the game as shown in the rosado, Alicante’s unique Fondillón and some of the red wines. Toscar is the joven offering in the Monastrell range, a bright purple wine that is packed with ripe plum, blackberries, spice, mediteranean herbs and earth. Medium-bodied on the palate the balance between sweet juicy fruit, generous fruit tannins and refreshing acid is just right, making this wine an uncomplicated and ultimate quaffable crowd-pleaser. At this price it offers extremely good value too. 87 points

Source: Ce Soir Wine Importers  Price: $13  Drink: Now-2009