Honoro Vera Monastrell Organic 2015
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Honoro Vera Organic is produced with grapes from organically-certified, head-pruned, dry-farmed vines fermented in open top stainless steel vats with malolactic in those same vats. Here they source the grapes from slightly older vines, because all of their vineyards (all of their 750 hectares between their two projects in Jumilla) are organically-farmed and certified; in fact, the winery is also certified. This feels a little deeper than the regular Honoro Vera, with a little more concentration and some fine tannins. Very good for what it is. 240,000 bottles produced.
Wine SpectatorSmoky, herbal and earthy notes frame modest cherry fruit flavors in this lean, firm red, focused by light, firm tannins and crisp acidity. A bit rustic, but fresh. Drink now through 2020. 18,000 cases made.