Casa Los Frailes 1771 Viñas Viejas 2015
  • Mourvèdre / Monastrell
  • Biodynamic, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Casa Los Frailes 1771 Viñas Viejas 2015

Valencia, Spain
Regular price $49.00per bottle ($294.00per case)
6 bottles per case

Full & Smooth

A family owned estate of 162 hectares with vineyards, Mediterranean forest, almond and olive trees all with a unique terroir: altitude at 650-700 meters above sea level, dry agriculture, extremely calcareous soil, a Mediterranean climatology with a strong continental influence and vines of 40+ year old vines of native grape, Monastrell.

Casa Los Frailes (“Cals Frares” in old Valencian) takes it's name from the Jesuit Friars who used to live in the Estate two centuries ago (XVII to XVIII). Since then, Casa Los Frailes belongs to the Velázquez family, currently in its 13th generation. Casa Los Frailes was certified organic in 2000, being one of the very first wineries in Spain to do so.

1771 Casa Los Frailes is made with the oldest bush vines on the estate - 75 year-old Monastrell. 1771 is the year that the Velasquez ancestors purchased the estate at public auction from King Charles III of Spain who in turn had expropriated it from the Friars. The label is a reproduction of the original contract that was signed.

This product is part of the LCBO August Classics Catalogue. It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered from its release date.

About the Winery

Casa Los Frailes

Casa Los Frailes is located in the valley called “land of Alforins”, south west inland province of Valencia, with average altitude of 650-700 meters above sea level. The valley is located between two mountains range, on the east the Mediterranean Sea (50km) and on the west the main “plateau” of La Mancha. Casa Los Frailes (“Cals Frares” in old valencian local language) takes their name from the Jesuit Friars that used to live in the Estate over two centuries (XVII to XVIII). The Casa Los Frailes estate now belongs to the Velázquez family and has for over 250 years, today the 13th generation runs the winery.

Frontrunners in organic agriculture and biodynamics, the estate consists of 162 hectare with vineyards, Mediterranean forest, almond and olive trees and a unique terroir. The main variety was (and still is) the Monastrell, cultivated in bush vines. "As inheritors of such legacy, we believe our wines should be part and transmit the history of our estate, as this history is obviously unique. In today's interconnected world, wines are more and more uniform, but we are committed to elaborate authentic and different wines, loyal to our personality and our history."

Press Reviews

Robert Parker

94 Points

I've always liked their 100% Monastrell bottling that's named after the year the property was created, and the 2015 1771 is from a classical Mediterranean vintage, to which the variety is perfectly adapted. It has a textbook Monastrell and Mediterranean nose of ripe berries, tree bark, esparto grass, hay, straw, thyme and rosemary. This wine is always an elegant expression of the rusticity of the grape, and the 2015 has a classical style. The grapes were picked under very good conditions, and the wine shows quite relaxed. The wine is polished and drinkable, but it has the stuffing and balance to develop nicely in bottle. It matured in 700-liter French oak barrels for 12 months. Drink date: 2019-2025.