Casa Castillo Monastrell 2015
En la elaboración del vino más asequible de Casa Castillo entran en juego más de 15 parcelas de Monastrell con una media de 25 años de edad. El viñedo se cultiva de forma tradicional con formación en vaso y en régimen de secano para conseguir una Monastrell que madura en óptimas condiciones y entrega una fruta roja golosa casi compotada que será la delicia de los seguidores de esta variedad de uva.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"The entry level wine here is the 2014 Monastrell, a wine that mixes grapes from different valley vineyards within the estate where you find more sand and clay and the age of the vines varies between 35 and five-years-old. Starting with this vintage, which was nothing short of challenging, the wine is not a pure Monastrell, but a blend with some 10% Syrah (from the Valtosca vineyards, which was not produced in this vintage) and some 5% Garnacha from new plantings coming into production. In future years the percentage of other grapes -- mainly Garnacha -- will be increased, and the wine will not be called Monastrell anymore, but simply Casa Castillo. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for some eight months before bottling. This feels like a superb vintage for the cuvée, very complete, aromatic, subtler than in the past, more elegant. The palate also feels very complete, nicely balanced, with great acidity and a very fine thread which makes it nicely textured. It's remarkable how the wines seem to be fine tuned each vintage, irrespective of how hard the climate conditions are. This is always a great value and represents the zone and vintage quite faithfully. It's thought out to be enjoyed young, but I've drunk incredible bottles at age 20! Some 220,000 bottles produced".