Micrit Caliza 2018
La micrita es el nombre que reciben las finísimas partículas formadas por la erosión de rocas calizas carbonatadas. Es justo la degradación de esas piedras calizas la que conforma el terruño donde se asienta el viñedo de Monastrell, origen de este tinto. La primera colaboración entre Envínate y el enólogo de Casa Castillo, José María Vicente, nos regala un vino mediterráneo con bastantes notas de hierbas aromáticas y ese agradable toque picante casi adictivo. Merece la pena no perderlo de vista.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2018 Micrit was cropped from a more continental vintage with a slow ripening of the grapes, to the point that 2018 was the latest harvest in the last 30 years. Their knowledge of the vineyard has increased, and the vintage was more challenging than 2017, but in 2017, they might have picked a little late, as this 2018 shows more freshness and precision. It's an ungrafted 80+-year-old vineyard on sandy gravel and limestone soils that contain micrites, a specific limestone formation that gives the wine and project its name. They fermented it with part of full clusters with indigenous yeasts, the two parts of the vineyard separately and harvested earlier and matured in used 500-liter oak barrels. It has a bright ruby color and a subtle and elegant nose, insinuating, clean and focused, with bright fruit coming out after some time in the glass. This is a huge improvement over the first vintage, and they told me this is the profile they had in mind, with very fine tannins, great purity of flavors, chalky minerality and a long and tasty finish. It should develop nicely in bottle because of its terrific balance and stuffing. A very elegant Monastrell. 4,400 bottles and 100 magnums were filled in April 2020. - Luis Gutiérrez.