In the inland of the province of Alicante, in the heart of the Monastrell growing wine region, Finca Collado combines in its restored winery dating from the 19th Century a marked traditional character in the production of its wines, with the inimitable personality that prints to them the winemaker Joan Guia. In total harmony with its surroundings, this family winery produces limited production of their handcrafted wines, searching for the identity of each parcel of their 12 ha of vineyards, in a very unique terroir that transmits minerality, complexity and elegance to the wines.
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Finca Collado winery has some great scenery. A mix of vineyard land, mountains and near desert like conditions. Here we are standing with the winemaker Joan Guía, discussing the grapes on site and his vineyard management philosophy.
Finca Collado is a small, family run winery. Nothing shows this better than the size of their barrel room! Winemaker Joan Guía discussing how he uses oak to season the wines, and how he views the aging process.
This unique combination of grape varieties and winemaking results in a nice, complex and fresh wine on the nose and well structured on the palate. More specifically, the nose shows tropical fruit notes with honey, citrus and a hint of lightly toasted oak. The palate is round, seductive and fresh on entry, with just the right amount of acidity. Food Pairing: As an aperitif, with seafood, pasta and rice dishes, fresh fruits, nuts or pastries!
Medium-high intensity of color that indicates vivacity and elegance. On the nose there is a very pleasant blend of tertiary aromas with hints of sweet fine pastries and creamy rd fruit, giving way to an enveloping and rounded wine. It starts with a tasty entry into the mouth with a pleasant finish. Noticeably well-balanced acidity and well integrated tannins mark this wine, as well as a long, integrated finish. Pairs well with cheese, pâté and foie gras, charcuterie, grilled meats, and stews. Also a good combination with dark chocolate and red jams!
High intensity of color without being saturated. This wine has an intense and complex nose, with well combined aromas of fruit, balsamic, licorice and coffee. The mouth feel is great upon entry, with silky, ripe tannins and just enough acidity to balance the wine out. Pairs well with cheeses, cold cuts, red meats and stews. Also, a nice combination with dark chocolate and red jams!
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This wine is made only with the first wine bleeding, or “free run” juice. This is the juice that is obtained without pressing the grapes. The result is an elegant and delicate wine. Clean, medium-high color intensity leads to an intense nose with blackcurrant aromas. On the palate you get a very expressive wine, with ripe tannins, full body, and long finish. There is just enough acidity to result in a well balanced wine. Pairs well with charcuterie and cheese plates, red meats and stews. Also a great combination with dark chocolate and red jams!
The color lends itself to long bottle aging. The nose is dominated by tertiary aromas, a well as ripe fruits, resulting in elegant aromatics. The palate is balanced, medium bodied and showing ripe tannins, as well as black fruit, coffee and a touch of leather. The finish is fresh, long and well balanced. Pairs well with intense cheeses, cured meats, grilled red meats or spicy stews.
ONLY 4 SIX PACKS LEFT! Nice, lively and bright in color. The nose is reminiscent of ripe, bright fruits. Strawberries, red jams, watermelon and the like all abound from the glass. The palate mimics the nose, and has a clean, refreshing finish. There is more complexity and elegance than expected, which for rosé is always a treat! Pairs well with a sunny day, with appetizers, charcuterie, even a snow cone! This is a very versatile wine. Vegetables, fresh fruits, seafood, white meats, you name it!
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*RATING: 92 Points - James Suckling* An attractive color, with great intensity. The nose of the wine show ripe fruits and a touch of unroasted coffee. The nose leads to a tasty, intense palate, that has a touch of spice to go with a boat load of different fruit flavors. The finish is clean with a hint of tobacco lended from the Monastrell. An enjoyable, easy drink! Pairs well with appetizers, bbq and grilled meats, even a nice cheeseburger would work! Also a good combination with dark chocolate and red jams!