Organic Red Wine

(Red) Neleman | Just Fucking Good Wine | Spain | 2018

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"Marselan, another grape that is little known. Highly resistant to diseases and in possession of a lot of taste, color and smell, this is the perfect grape to make one of our best and most powerful red wines! raspberry, black forest fruits, cocoa, cigars and spices. Do you dare to try it?" Derrick Neleman. 

The top of our range! Ready to drink now but can be stored for up to 10 years after harvest! 

This red wine is made from the Marselan grape, a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, and aged in new French oak. Powerful fruity tasty organic wine that goes well with spicy vegetarian but is also delicious on its own. 

This wine has a special label and a special name, designed by a young designer with a nod to his thoughts about wine . Much is written about wine , hard about wine , this is how he sees it: Just Fucking Good Wine and nothing else! 

Guía Peñín - 91/100 points: 

The Guía Peñin is the most comprehensive and complete wine guide in Spain. Founded by José Peñin, who has been a wine journalist and professional wine writer for over 25 years. 90 points or more is excellent wine in his eyes! 

Robert Parker - 87/100 points: 

Robert Parker is from America and is by far the best known and most influential wine journalist in the world. He introduced the 100 point scale for wines and many wine journalists (including James Suckling) have followed suit.

Country: Spain
Region: Valencia
Winemaker: Neleman
Varietal: 100% Marselan
Style: Marselan is a varietal whose father is Cabernet Sauvignon and mother Garnacha. The wine is made from low yielding vines in small fermentation tanks, then aged in new French oak for over 14 months. Bottled without fining or cold stabilization to keep the wine as pureas possible.
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sulfite Content: 86mg/l

$55.00



OUR WINEMAKER

   

Neleman, a winery with more than 2,500 co-owners, is the largest wine community in Europe. We make wines that are 100% organic and 100% vegan. We do this with love, with new techniques, with a sense of design and with a message: drink organic wine. Because organic viticulture, without poison and additives, produces fantastic wines, jubilant reviews and above all a more beautiful world.

Sustainability is in our genes. For every 173 bottles of wine we make, we plant a tree in the Parque Natural de las Hoces del Cabriel. This helps to reduce CO2 emissions, increases biodiversity and restores the local landscape to its more natural state. We only use (natural) cork to seal our bottles and we also collect corks for reuse.

WHAT IS ORGANIC WINE?

Organic wines need organic grapes, so farmers eschew the use of artificial pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides. The US and EU, two of the most prominent bodies in the organic wine certification game, have different rules regarding ‘organic’, particularly concerning the cellaring practices (which relates to how wines are stored before getting into the bottle).

So wine can be made with organically-grown grapes but needs to use organic yeast and avoid sulfites to be a USDA-certified organic wine. Similarly, complex rules exist in the EU, but total sulfite levels are limited (rather than banned). In both cases, the entire winemaking facility – and not just the farm – has to use organic practices.

That might seem complicated, but it’s easier if you just stick to the golden rule: follow the organic certification rules in respective winemaking regions. If possible, try to learn about the winemaker to see how they comply with organic legislation (or organic methods) in their country. If you ever get the chance, a visit to an organic farm is a fantastic opportunity to understand the sustainable vision of organic farmers.

DELIVERY

Our regular delivery days are every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 5pm. If you'd like a specific time outside of that, please let us know in the checkout notes.

Remember that if you're part of our Organic Wine Club, you can get discounted rates on both the wine and delivery – get in touch and we'll apply the discount for you.

For more information, please take a look at our delivery and FAQ pages.

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