Las Gravas, minerality, freshness and fluidity

Red wine 70% Monastrell, 15% Syrah, 15% Garnacha, D.O. Jumilla.

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Wine made from grapes from the plot of Las Gravas, located on the slopes of the mountain that dominates the winery, there is cultivated mainly Monastrell variety together with Syrah and Grenache. These grapes give rise to the most mineral wine from the cellar of Casa Castillo.
The proportion of each of them depends on each vintage, but Monastrell constitutes 50% of it as a minimum. De-stemmed and uncorked, each variety is covered separately in small underground presses (6,000 liters capacity) for a period of 10 to 15 days at 28ºC, where manuals cap-plunging are applied.

Devatting to new barrels of 500 liters of French oak where it carries out the malolactic fermentation, later aging in barrels remaining between 16 and 20 months (depending on the vintage). After the barrel aging, the varieties are assembled for subsequent unfiltered bottling.

Red middle-high pill cherry. On the nose, ripe red fruit, mineral notes (stone and chalk mainly), spicy notes (clove) and tobacco leaf, all with good complexity. In the mouth Tasty, fine, fresh and meaty at the same time, with good balance and great structure. Intense and long. Wine with great potential of aging and optimum consumption until 2022.

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In 1941 Don José Sánchez-Cerezo and Doña Julia Roch Melgares purchased the Casa Castillo estate for the exploitation of rosemary. In the estate was located a warehouse built in 1870.
Casa Castillo is located in the highlands of Jumilla. Its lands occupy the shade of the Sierra del Molar, rising on steep slopes to the 760 meters of altitude. The farm covers a total area of 402 hectares of which only 174 hectares are dedicated to the vineyard, the rest goes to the cultivation of almond trees, olive trees and the conservation of mountain and pine forests.

Bodegas Casa Castillo aims to produce wines with personality, that respect the character, the caste and the singularity of each plot.

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