Unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
After a manual harvest of these 30 to 50 year-old vineyards, the grapes are carefully sorted and selected for fermentation. The wine is kept on the lees for two months, and the daily batonage helps to extract the maximum in aromatic complexity.
Bright and crisp, this white Rioja blend features fresh aromas of citrus, pears and flower bouquets. Lively golden colour with green sparkles. A nice combo of Viura (Macabeo) and Malvasia, it is clean on the palate with a similar array of fruitiness and floral arrangements. Round and well balanced.
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!