Unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
Winemaker Florentino Monje’s goal with Seis is to create a wine from Tempranillo that expresses the truth and gastronomy of his native Basque region, a wine that makes people happy. Aged 6 months in American oak barrels (hence the name), Seis is a simple wine that is not simple at all. Florentino became famous for resurrecting and perfecting the traditional style of semi-carbonic, whole-cluster maceration of Tempranillo that is historic to Rioja Alavesa.
In the glass are lots of red and black fruit aromas, smoky nuances and slight hints of the maceration process. In the mouth, it is powerful and luscious. A very good balance between fruit and fine toasty flavors.
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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!