Casa Los Frailes Caliza Valencia 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Mourvèdre / Monastrell
  • Biodynamic, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 10 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% alc./vol

Casa Los Frailes Caliza Valencia 2018

Valencia, Spain
Regular price $31.95per bottle ($383.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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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.

Terroir driven Monastrell, sourced from vineyards on the most extreme calcareous soils of the estate. Fermented in concrete and amphora, this wine respects the traditional winemaking style of the friars who previously inhabited the winery. Expect a fresh and powerful wine with well balanced aromas of red fruits and spice. Certified Organic. 

This product is part of the LCBO Vintages program. It may take approximately 10-14 business days to be delivered.

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

93 points

I loved the subtly Mediterranean nose of the 2018 Caliza, a pure Monastrell from limestone-rich soils on the Casa Los Frailes property. It has a bright ruby color and a lively palate with freshness and very fine tannins. It's varietal and shows the soil and vintage character. This was my clear favorite from the 2018 'soil' bottlings. Drink date: 2020-2025.