WINE REVIEW: Finca Luzon 2020 Monastrell, Jumilla DoP, Spain ($21)
by Andrew Chalk
The front label prominently declares “Organic. No added Sulphites”. On the back label the text devoted to production details is taken up with essentially the same information. Clearly, organic methods are important to Finca Luzon. I hope they don’t mind if I judge the wine on the basis of its organoleptic properties, regardless of the agricultural techniques used to produce it. That makes conventional, organic, biodynamic, and other methods, comparable.
Appearance: Translucent ruby;
Nose: Forward fruit exhibiting raspberries, black tea, hints of smoke, cloves;
Palate: Chewy tannins, bright fresh raspberry fruit, fruit-driven finish. Not especially complex but easily enjoyable.
Overall: A pleasant, easy drinking wine for current consumption.
Insider tip: See on the back label that this wine is from the protected denomination of origin of Jumilla. Look for this Spanish production area. It is particularly adept at producing red wines from the Monastrell grape at very reasonable prices.