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Characteristics of Casa Castillo Pie Franco
Casa Castillo Pie Franco is a red wine from Jumilla prepared by the Finca Casa Castillo winery. It is a Monastrell varietal.
The grapes used for this wine comes from the Pago La Solana estate. The vineyard, over 70 years old, is oriented southwest and covers an area of twelve acres.
The soil is rather sandy, on artificial slopes with a continental and Mediterranean climate. Once in the winery, the grapes are destemmed without crushing and placed in small underground presses in which, by manual movement, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts is performed. This process is carried out for 12 days at a controlled temperature of 26 degrees.
The pressing is vertical and malolactic fermentation in contact with lees occurs in new French oak barrels of 500 litres.
Casa Castillo Pie Franco is finally aged in the same barrels for 22 months. Casa Castillo is located in the highlands of Jumilla and aims to produce wines with personality that express the character and uniqueness of each plot.
SightDeep red with garnet hues.NoseHighly expressive and complex. Aromas of red and ripe black fruit.TasteTasty, flavours of ripe fruit dominate with toasted notes. Combination of fresh balsamic with pleasant spices. Persistent and long finish.
DO Jumilla is located on a high plain in the eastern region of Spain, acting as a transition zone between the Mediterranean coastal area and the high central plateau of Castile-La Mancha. The vineyards of Jumilla are spread over the municipality of Jumilla, in Murcia, and six counties in the southeast of the province of Albacete: Ontur, Tobarra, Albatana, Hellin, Montealegre and Fuente Alamo. The main variety of the area is the Monastrell grape variety, a noble and robust variety which produces small bunches of small dark-coloured grapes very rich in sugars and other noble components.
In September of 2016, the person who raised the solid foundations of both the vineyard and the winery Casa Castillo, turned 80 years old. With a glass of wine in his hand, he remembers how the first grapes were vatted under his watchful eye 25 years ago. Today, he proudly watches as the continuity of his legacy is reassured by his family. Today, the main goal of Casa Castillo is to produce quality wines with the personality, flavour and character of each plot, which respect for the tradition of the area, and expressing the features of the land and the microclimate, as well as the particularities of the Mediterranean varieties, mainly on the native red variety Monastrell.