APPELLATION: Alicante DOP.
VINIFICATION: Made with 100% Monastrell from more than 45 years old vines. Hand harvest followed by a strict selection process. The grapes are cold soaked for three days. A third part of the grapes go through carbonic maceration/fermentation with the stems. The rest is a conventional maceration and fermentation with skins and pips for 10 days.
TASTING NOTES: Dark cherry red color with some violet hues. Forest fruits on the nose such as blackberries and strawberries with some hints of eucalyptus and liquorice. Smooth on the palate with sweet, mature tannins. Balanced acidity and freshness make this an enjoyable easy drinking style.
FOOD PAIRING: Red meats, Grilled meats, roast duck, oriental cuisine, spicy food, pizza, Serrano ham & cheeses, wild mushrooms or roasted red peppers stuffed with soft goat’s cheese.
91 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2019.
90+ Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2018.
90 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2017.
PRODUCER: As the name would suggest Tragolargo (Big Gulp) is a delightfully easy drinking wine. It is an enjoyable young red made from the fresh Monastrell grapes from Casa Balaguer Estate in Villena, Alicante.