amed after the small mountain hamlet where the winery and vineyards are located, the El Sequé project was born in 1999 when owner and winemaker Juan Carlos López de Lacalle purchased 100 acres of old-vine Monastrell just 60 Km inland from the Mediterranean sea in the Alicante region of Spain. As working with a new variety always presents a challenge, Juan Carlos says that, at first, making wine in El Sequé was an exercise in continuous learning and adaptation. Now, twelve years later, he has mastered the art of preserving the freshness and concentrated balsamic characters that are produced in his seasoned and mature Monastrell clusters, making stunning wines of great character and balance. Ruby red in color with a dark purple rim, this wine has aromas of ripe, fresh berries and Mediterranean forest herbs. On the palate it is voluminous and smooth, supported by mature tannins. A true Mediterranean wine in character, 2011 Viñedos de El Sequé has a remarkable freshness and very long finish.