The Three Valencian Musketeers


Dumas tells the story of D’ Artagnan embarks on an adventure to the Paris Court of the seventeenth century to be named Musketeer and on his way he meets the Three Musketeers ( Athos , Porthos , Aramis ). Many adventures he lives on his path the young Gascon to achieve his goal.

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

A bit like a simile we find The Three  Valencian Musketeers,  dressing with beautiful costumes of natural cork , such as Dumas’ musketeers- representing each one a different role. The Three Valencian  Musketeers , born in a village in Valencia (Requena), from the land of one of the most prestigious wineries from the peninsular East coast, in their long journey through the world seeking to satisfy the palates of dinner guests, each one with the art they have been endowed .

The Three Valencian Musketeers. Red , White and Pink wines. D.O. Valencia (Spain).
The Three Valencian Musketeers. Red , White and Pink wines. D.O. Valencia (Spain).

Thus we find Los Monteros White ( Viura , Muscatel ) ( Athos ) with a beautiful green and yellow attire , complex and original personality, exotic but delightfully surprising, get to know him is one of those treasures that life gives you.

We later find to Los Monteros Pink ( Bobal ) ( Pathos ) with that mischievous look, a bit feminine because of that red lollipop colour, fruity and refreshing flavours. Especial like he is ( low production of grapes but lots ), one of those you think you are not going to like but the more you drink it, the more you know it, the more you love it.

And we find the Lord, which we all love Los Monteros Aged ( Aramis ) with a painstaking presentation with red sealing cap , with his ​natural cork dress and those intense red colours in bottle that predicts us and what we are going to find . Traditional production with 8 months in oak barrels (vintage 2011) (and six months more in the bottle, to give it more roundness and balance).  This is the kind of musketeer that you like to have every day at home, as a neighbour, as a friend , as … . With roasted food is amazingly good and with chicken soup with meatballs too! (Only Valencians make it this perfect!) .

Born to be legends. Be sure to delve into their wonderful world of sensations of The Three Valencian Musketeers.

Los Monteros Blanco ( Dry White)

D.O. Valencia

2013

12%vol.

Viura & Muscat

No aging (Muscat – elaborated with carbonic maceration

Price: 9€-10€

Pale straw yellow colour, neat and bright. Fine structure.

In the nose attacks with Apple, lychees, Christmas, nuts, boletus, lemon candy and pepper notes. Creamy and nice aromas.

In the palate is smooth, velvety, well-balanced, embracing notes, fresh, ligh with a refreshing acidity. Fruit hints. Very refreshing.

Pairs with risottos, fish, seafood, salads…

Los Monteros. D.O. Valencia. (Spain)
Los Monteros. D.O. Valencia. (Spain)

Los Monteros Rosado (Pink)

100% Bobal

D.O. Valencia

2013

11,5%

Low production grapes (old vines)

Price 9€-10€

Cherry red colour with salmon hues.

Neat and bright. Fine structure.

In the nose attacks with strawberry, apple, sweets, balsamic, mint and blackberry notes. Terroir notes, as well.

In the palate is fruity, light, velvety with embracing notes, a lollypop and salty aftertaste. Salty and refreshing. It’s like a candy. Complex, refreshing and salty.

Easy to drink. Surprising. Unforgettable.

Pairs with risottos, pasta, birds, Asian food.

Los Monteros Crianza (Aged)

2011

D.O. Valencia

Monastrell, merlot

13,5%

8 months in oak barrels.

Price 12€-14€

Cherry red colour with brick red rims

In the nose attacks with almonds and vanilla notes. Butter, cream, “chalk”, cake, puff pastry,  polvoron, sea, strawberry, balsamic and red fruits notes. Complex and evolves.

(That’s why it is recommended to open and pour an hour before tasting)

In the palate is smooth, velvety with embracing notes, fresh, very well-balanced, sweet and polished tannin, fruity with very well assembled wood. Long and fruity aftertaste. Long life.

Pairs with cold cuts, roasted foods, red meats, strong cheese… and chicken soup with meatballs.

Important about these Musketeers: they last at least 4 days in the fridge. Perfect for a daily basis

Chicken soup with meatballs and Monteros Aged wine.
Chicken soup with meatballs and Monteros Aged wine.

Have you ever tasted these wines? Please, comment down below and share it with me! Thank you.

The Three Musketeers classic movie from 1993 starrhin Chris O'Donnell, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt and Kiefer Sutherland.
The Three Musketeers classic movie from 1993 starrhin Chris O’Donnell, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt and Kiefer Sutherland.

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