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Las Gravas 2021

Las Gravas

2021
A great terroir wine
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production26,500 bottles

The wine

One of the great wines from Casa Castillo and the DO Jumilla appellation.

Over the years, the style of Las Gravas has gradually evolved into a more fragrant and elegant wine. Syrah no longer forms part of the blend, leaving the 12% of Grenache as the only partner for the wine’s true protagonist: Monastrell grapes growing on goblet vines planted back in the 1980s. The change has led to the creation of a more floral and ethereal wine, which will probably convince the winery to stick with this new combination and make this splendid result the definitive version of a wine which has seen many changes. Las Gravas is aged in 500-litre barrels for fourteen months but with little noticeable influence on its wonderful aromas.

What does this wine taste like?

The Grenache helps to moderate the natural energy of Monastrell, giving the wine a more pleasant texture and fragrance. Las Gravas also displays an elegant herbal air of dry undergrowth and pines which, combined with fine-grained tannins, produces a magnificent rounded balance between nose and mouth. Every sip brings with it the sensations of dusty stones baking in dry vineyards while a fresh breeze of rosemary and thyme adds aromas to the more austere hints of esparto grass and tree bark so typical of this grape variety. Its time in wood is only noticed in the mouthfeel, giving a sensation of plenitude in the mouth and, perhaps, an odd discrete touch of spices (cloves) in the nose. But the true pleasure of this wine appears on tasting it, a wide and long wine, brimming with both juiciness and freshness.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Picota cherry red / Quite opaque
Bouquet
Ripe red fruit / Mineral / Spices / Mediterranean herbs
Mouth
Rounded / Fleshy / Earthy

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Game / Red meats / Stews

Ratings and awards

202198 PK
202098 PK
201995 PK17.5 JR94 PN
201896 PK
201795 PK94 PN
201694 PK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Customer reviews

3.9/5
16 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Ageing period14 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Las Gravas

Vine age40 years
SoilLimestone / Gravel surface
ClimateContinental with Mediterranean influence
OrientationNorth
Surface area22.00 hectares

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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