A fresh juicy wine, with a lovely purity of fruit, sourced from younger vines across the property. A good way to get a feel for the quality of a producer in Burgundy is to taste their Bourgogne Rouge, and this makes an excellent springboard to Jose Maria’s wines. Grape Variety: : Monastrell, depending on vintage contains 8-15% Syrah and Garnacha Region: Murcia Appelation: Jumilla Winery: Bodegas Casa Castillo Vintage: 2019 Ageing: 8-9 months in neutral 500 litre French oak Farming: Organic Alcohol % ABV: 13.5 Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Casa Castillo is the preeminent estate in the Jumilla DO. Grapes are sourced from younger vines, mainly from La Valle vineyard at around 750-800 metres. Soils are calcareous, and loamy in texture, vines are dry-farmed, head-pruned, age ranges from 15 to 45 years. Climate is Continental.
Viticulture is non-certified organic.
Grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel, with a short maceration period. Wine then spends 8-9 months in neutral 500 litre oak casks and concrete tanks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Spicy, savoury nose with complex aromas of berry fruit, a hint of spice and delicate flowery touch. Palate is rich and full-bodied while retaining freshness, with a long finish.