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2018 Casa Castillo Vino de Finca

2018 Casa Castillo Vino de Finca

93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2018 Casa Castillo Vino de Finca
93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A notable step up in depth and poise from the estate-labelled Monastrell. While capturing the glorious distinctiveness of this compelling local grape, the Finca represents a higher fruit selection while also reflecting the estate's slow movement -- based as they are in Chateuneuf-like soils -- toward a greater inclusion of grafted Grenache fruit in the vineyards and blends. Sophisticated and delicious, the Vino de Finca is exceptional value at this price.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

About 75% Monastrell and 25% Garnacha

Its Origins

Bodegas Casa Castillo is an unexpected discovery and a wonderful one. It is located on the plateau of the underrated wine region, Jumilla, with a 174-hectare vineyard which enjoys a high altitude and the cooling influence of the Mediterranean. Any lovers of Bandol wines should take note of Casa Castillo; the grape varieties they use are led by Monastrell (Mourvèdre). These are old bush vines that yield very small amounts of highly concentrated juice. A modern approach to winemaking is taken, with cold macerations to retain freshness and new French oak for high quality tannins and structure. The wines are generally bottled unfiltered to allow them to be as expressive as possible and they are a bargain for the quality produced.

What The Critics Say

93+/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez (2017 vintage)

"There is a big jump in depth, complexity and nuance between the Monastrell and the 2017 Vino de Finca, which is a blend of Monastrell with almost 25% Garnacha. This comes from four plots that were selected from what was previously used for the entry-level Monastrell; they aim was to find a wine with more finesse and elegance but with the inherent power of the zone. This is only the third vintage for this cuvée, and it feels quite established and different from the rest of the range; it has less varietal character and is more about the place, getting closer to the single-vineyard bottlings where they do not search for fruit character. The idea here is to ferment at temperatures that are quite so low and to stabilize the wine in oak barrels for a long-ish time (12 months in 500-liter barrels and 5,000-liter oak foudres). They are wines of sun and limestone. This is a good reflection of it with a perfumed and floral note on the finish (elegance!) that is quite remarkable. 31,000 bottles produced in 2017. It was bottled in November 2018."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Mourvedre

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Jumilla

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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