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Casa Castillo Monastrell 2021

Casa Castillo Monastrell

2021
Pure Monastrell
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£13.40

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production186,000 bottles

The wine

Casa Castillo Monastrell forms part of the excellent range of wines produced by the Casa Castillo winery, a collection considered to include the best wines in Jumilla and to be a reference in the world of Spanish Mediterranean wines by Luis Gutiérrez (Robert Parker Wine Advocate). This is the youngest wine in the collection, a pure fresh and fruity Monastrell (Mourvèdre); a cheerful wine offering great value for money and sure to delight the palate of anyone who tries it.

What does this wine taste like?

This single-varietal Monastrell from Casa Castillo is a mature, aromatic and expressive wine. A fresh and elegant red wine combining aromas of black and red fruit, such as strawberries, with spicy hints of black pepper and cloves. Lactic tones mix with Mediterranean herbs, olives and dark plums. Despite its youth, it is in no way an aggressive wine, rather it displays an impressive complexity which is reaffirmed constantly as new aromas emerge: eucalyptus, woodworking... It fills the mouth with a juicy pleasantness and has a strong enough character to continue evolving in the bottle.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Aromatic herbs / Spicy notes
Mouth
Elegant / Unctuous / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Well-integrated tannins / Spicy notes / Structured / Pleasant finish / Long / Enveloping

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Cured cheeses / Roasts / Vegetables / Cooked sausages

Ratings and awards

202092+ PK92 PN
201991 PK92 PN
201891+ PK
201792 PK91 PN
201691+ PK92 PN
201590 PK
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2020 Monastrell is pure Monastrell in this exceptional vintage for the grape (in previous years it had up to 20% Garnacha, but there was little Garnacha in 2020). The grapes come from sandy vineyards on the valley floor, and they fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and a shortish maceration. The wine matured in 500-liter oak barrels and 5,000-liter oak vats for nine months. In 2020, there were more grapes from old vines that were used before for the Vino de Finca, which was discontinued. This wine is very aromatic, elegant, expressive and reaching a level I have not seen before in this wine. It's refreshing, light, balanced, nuanced, with velvety tannins and very clean, really transcending its price point. Balanced is the word, and it's also available and affordable and sets the tone for the 2020s. 186,000 bottles produced. There are different lots of this wine from the same master blend. I tasted the first bottling from October 2021

— Luis Gutiérrez (29/04/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 92+ PARKER

Customer reviews

4.1/5
36 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period9 months
Type of woodFrench and American oak

Vineyards

Finca El Valle

SoilSand
ClimateMediterranean with continental influence

The winery

Casa Castillo

Casa Castillo

A collection of excellent quality wines, rated as the best from Jumilla by Luis Gutiérrez (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) and among the top Spanish Mediterranean wines.

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