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2019 Casa Castillo 'Las Gravas' Monastrelle

SpainRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 90.00 AUD

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Casa Castillo is led by the very talented José Maria Vicente, the third generation of his family to manage the property since it was purchased by his grandfather in 1941. The estate was originally brought for its crops of rosemary and esparto grass, but José Maria’s grandfather planted Monastrell here in 1942.Las Gravas comes from a vineyard planted by José Maria's father Nemesio, on a blanket of broken stone that covers the bedrock some 30cm below. It's this soil that gives Las Gravas its distinct mineral stamp. The vineyard was originally planted with local grapes, as well as Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot, which were grown on trellises rather the local custom of low bush vines. In many ways, it's a vineyard that shows the different trajectories possible on the estate: the previous generation preferred international varietals and French training methods, while Jose Maria is returning to the traditional agricultural style of the area.

Region - Spain

Type - Red

Year - 2019

Winery - Best of Spain

Grape - Mourvedre/Mataro/Monastrelle

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

The 2019 Las Gravas is a blend of 88% Monastrell from limestone gravel soils and 12% Garnacha. Deliciously smooth, meaty, earthy and mineral with floral violets, pomegranate, juicy dark fruit, black cherry, hints of blood orange and exotic spices. The palate is creamy and beautifully balanced, textured with refined tannins and a seam of chalky minerality. It's long and so delicious!

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Meaty, Minerality, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

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