Daniel Alba Bodegas produce a unique garage wine called La Maquina Monastrell. It’s a wine from the D.O. Yecla, located in the region of Murcia, in the south east of Spain. This project is the result of an internationally trained winemaker called Daniel Gimenez Alba, who landed in this region back in 2002. Please have a tour and discover the secrets of this machine!
Since I started in the wine business I wanted to create my own dream machine. To create and perfect such an artefact takes a long time.
It exactly took me 17 vintages around the world . . . and 8 years of making microvinification of an incredible plot of ungrafted monastrell .
Eight enthousiasting vintages looking for the best vineyard management, harvesting date, adjusting blends, perfectionning the ageing in barrel.
And suddenly I had the conviction that I finally get what I expected, an invention that I can proudly show to the world. It was back in 2008, I named it : La Maquina.