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Monkey Jacket Red Blend 2016

Cruse Wine Co.
Monkey Jacket Red Blend

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A completely unique blend the Monkey Jacket red is packed with black cherry and plum flavours, spicy notes and a firm, cool tannic structure. It’s super drinkable and versatile, pairing well with a whole host of western and Asian cuisines.

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We love this because...

A completely unique blend the Monkey Jacket red is packed with black cherry and plum flavours, spicy notes and a firm, cool tannic structure. It’s super drinkable and versatile, pairing well with a whole host of western and Asian cuisines.

HK$ 280
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Flavour profile

Complexity (C): 80
Acidity (A): 60
Body (B): 60
Tannin (T): 60
Fruit (F): 80

Tasting notes

Blackberry Cherry Plum Tobacco

Pair this wine with...

Curry Ramen Salami Spicy noodles

The story

Wine type

Dark, smooth red.

Region

North Coast

California

Bottle alcohol content

75cl

13%

The wine

There are four distinct components that go into making this wine; first up and comprising about half of the blend is Valdiguie from an old vine site in Calistoga; next up is Tannat from Alder Springs in Mendocino, Carignan from Mendocino and finally there is an old-fashion field blend from Eaglepoint Ranch just outside of Ukiah. Each element brings a distinct character to the wine – the Valdiguie contributes fruity and floral notes, the Tannat offers body, Carignan spiciness and richness and the fruit from Eaglepoint provides structure and backbone.

In terms of the winemaking itself the typical Cruse template applies with the grapes undergoing a spontaneous fermentation and then a gentle fermentation/maceration (7 days in this case) with manual punchdowns everyday. After this the wine is pressed and then sent to age in a combination of older, French oak barrels and puncheons before being bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

The producer

After completing his studies in Molecular Biology at UC Berkley, where his lecturers included Terry...

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