Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
Produced from three vineyards planted with different varieties that are co-fermented in concrete, there is a wonderful freshness to this wine. It has matured in oak foudres and barriques (25%) with a few months at the end in terracotta amphorae. It's very relaxed and harmonious, approachable but not banal. 40,000 bottles produced.
Seamless, flowing dark schist-inflected fruit and ripe, fine sweet tannins. Notes of blackcurrant, wild blackberries and bramble with a crisp, rocky finish, lightly spiced with an aromatic floral quality. Full bodied from a small concentrated crop in 2017, and yet the wine feels open and relaxed. Quality, eminently drinkable Priorat.
The Wine Monkey
I created Wine Monkey to bring together a collection of lesser-known craft wines that celebrate sustainability, whether environmental, human, economic and/or social and to support the producers who see and care about the bigger picture.
You name it, I've done it: from marketing and brand management to retail and trade sales, wine tourism, wine education, ecommerce and, most recently sommelier, with several vintages under my belt both in the cellar and in the vineyard.
Having worked my way through the vineyards of southern Oregon, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhône and now the UK, I have developed a passion for "unique boutique" wines. Wine Monkey is all about bringing together and showcasing the incredible wines I've collected along the way. Get in touch to let me know what you think of my selection and to share your favorites with me. I'd love to hear from you!