Pie Franco Casa Castillo
- Guía Peñín 95/100
- Parker score 96/100
Pie Franco Casa Castillo
INFORMATION OF INTEREST Pie Franco Casa Castillo 2016
Colour: Clean, clear and bright. Cherry color with garnet reflections, and where it has a medium / high layer intensity. Very nice to look at.
Aroma: Nose entry where we can say that complexity is its main signature. The black and red fruit is expressed in all its strength, where it is evolved with hints of jam. In the minutes, and with the corresponding aeration, the notes of chocolate and coffee perfectly harmonize with the spices and balsamic memories stand out, and characteritic mineral notes of limestone powder
Taste: Entry with a very marked power, but with a fresh, silky mouthfeel and a seductively refined texture where it manages to express itself with an indisputable purity and softness. Balanced and harmonious tannins with a long, fresh and persistent finish.
Perfect companion with meat dishes. Beef or pork fillet with pepper sauce, grilled red meats, baked lamb shoulder with potatoes, and perfect with a steak tartare with mustard.
Casa Castillo is located on the Jumilla plateau. Its lands occupy the shady area of the Sierra del Molar, rising on steep slopes up to 760 meters of altitude. The farm has an area of 402 hectares of which only 150 vineyards are dedicated, the rest is dedicated to the cultivation of almond and olive trees and the conservation of forest and pine forest. The native Monastrell variety occupies 80% of the vineyard, followed by 12% of Garnacha and 8% of Syrah.
Currently it is the third generation, with José Mª Vicente at the helm, the one in front of the winery. He had begun his architectural studies when, coinciding with the first vintage of the family winery, he abandoned his initial plans to devote himself fully to the world of wine. Restless and self-taught, his learning took place between France, Italy, Germany and Portugal. On these trips he did not look for the big wineries but for the small winegrowers who had an artisan philosophy.
Casa Castillo Pie Franco is the winery most emblematic wine and one of the D.O Jumilla wines best rated by The Wine Advocate magazine. It comes from a single plot (La Solana) in which an old stand-alone Monastrell plantation, planted in 1941, resists.
The wine is fermented with whole clusters in underground cellars with native yeasts. Perform malolactic in oak casks. Aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.
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