2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell - Jumilla
750 ml

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$14.99
2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell - Jumilla

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2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell - Jumilla
750 ml

$14.99

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A good way to get a feel for the quality of a producer in Burgundy is to taste their Bourgogne Rouge and one gets the feeling that Jose Maria feels the same way. The Jumilla from Casa Castillo is made from younger vines sourced mainly from La Valle vineyard. In any given vintage, 8-15% of Garnacha is added in. After a natural fermentation in tank the wine is aged for 8-9 months in neutral 500 liter French oak barrels, concrete tanks or foudre. Really delicious, bright and focused.

"The first wine in the range is the 2016 Monastrell, which in reality contains some 8% combination of Garnacha and Syrah, cropped from a more continental, cooler and dry vintage. Like all the wines from the property, it fermented with indigenous yeasts, in this case with grapes from different plots, and matured in used oak barrels for eight to nine months. Juicy, primary, incredibly fresh and with a vertical palate, longer than wider, like a hypothetical blend of 2013 and 2015, cool but dry. This is always a great value, even more so in 2016." 91+ points Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate
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91+ pts The Wine Advocate