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Ibizkus Red Tierra Ibiza 2019

ID No: 448261
Country:Spain
Region:Balearic Islands
Winery:Ibizkus
Grape Type:Mourvedre
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2019
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Ibizkus Red Tierra Ibiza is made from 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre).

The combination of this genetically Ibicencan Mourvèdre, ungrafted vines, sandy soils and Mediterranean climate results in a juicy red wine with red fruit and violet aromas, a mineral and fresh character, ripe tannins and a long finish.

This 100% Mourvèdre is produced from 5 different parcels of a total surface area of 3.2 Ha planted on sandy soils very close to the sea. All parcels have been farmed ecologically for over 10 years. Ungrafted 60 to 90-year old vines. This results in a wine that is true to its variety while respecting local customs, with a special emphasis on the cultivation process.

Review:

"Ripe black fruit character with a touch of leather and spice. Dense and jammy."

 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2021, BRONZE MEDAL

Winery: Ibizkus

Ibiza has a long history in wine-making dating back 2.500 years to the Phoenicians, who introduced the original Monastrell grapes on the island around 500 B.C.

Fast-forward to the 21st century, Ibizkus started producing wines under the Totem Wines brand name. Laurent Frésard, while completing his Masters in Wine Management, discovered a passion for wines created from the diverse Mediterranean soil and unique grape varieties. He joined the Ibizkus team in 2008 with the aim of creating great wines from ungrafted vines grown locally on the island.

By 2010, then Totem Wines became the second largest winery in Ibiza, with a global production of 30,000 bottles. Under the watchful eye of oenologist David Lorenzo, 5 years later Ibizkus has doubled its production to 60,000 bottles and is now offering red, rosé and white wines.

Our philosophy stands firm: creating balanced and elegant wines, derived from unique locations, fusing rare and indigenous grapes with expert knowledge, specialist techniques and a passion for wine-making.


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