Casa Castillo Pie Franco, one of the best expressions of the native monastrell in the world.

It comes from the plot of La Solana where a plantation of Monastrell is found on the free standing planted in the year 1941. Destemmed without crushed, encubado in subterranean wine presses where the alcoholic fermentation took place by autochthonous yeasts around 10 days at 26 ºC, manual bazuqueo, Oak barrels of new French oak, where the malolactic fermentation is completed in contact with its lees, and a subsequent breeding of a minimum of 22 months, bottled unfiltered. Due to the low yield of the plot the production is very limited by vintage.

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Dark red with maroon edges. In nose is fruity, spicy, with  memories of roasted, liquorice and cocoa aromas.
The mouth is Powerful, tasty with toasted notes, polished tannins, good persistence.

“The wine made with monastrell on the right, the most important wine in all directions of the winery, in this vintage shows us its more powerful and structured character, with sensations of terroir and intense primary character.Expressive, with marked tanicidad and long A monastrell of the future, which must evolve to show its true potential One of the best expressions of the native monastrell, this monovarietal is elaborated with the grape of a vineyard of straight franc foot, hence its name. And of great terroir, that shows the essence and complexity of the variety “

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In 1941, Don José Sánchez-Cerezo acquired the Casa Castillo farm for the exploitation of rosemary. In the estate was located a winery built by the French in the year 1870.
It is in 1985 when the second generation of the family (Nemesio and his son José Mª Vicente) begin a new project with the restructuring of the vineyard and the introduction of new varieties. In 1991 the building of the winery was reformed respecting the original structure and the first elaboration took place, leaving to the market our first wine in 1993 like “Casa Castillo Crianza 1991”. At present, José Mª Vicente is in charge of La Propiedad Vitícola Casa Castillo.

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