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Characteristics of Las Gravas
Las Gravas is a red wine from Jumilla prepared by the Finca Casa Castillo winery. It is a blend of Monastrell (70%), Syrah (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%).
Once harvested, the grapes are destemmed without pressing, each variety is barrelled separately in small batches. Manual movements are performed for about two weeks. The capacity of the tanks is 6,000 litres and the temperature is 28 degrees.After racking, a process whereby the skins are removed, the varieties are left in new French oak barrels of 500 litres. In these, malolactic fermentation occurs.
Las Gravas is aged for between 16 and 20 months, finally varieties are assembled before bottling. Finca Casa Castillo has a long history, since the winery was built by the French as early as 1870. It was acquired by Don Jose Sanchez Cerezo in 1941. In 1991 the winery was renovated and given the name it has today.
Finca Casa Castillo is undoubtedly one of the most representative and authentic wineries in Jumilla.
Serve at 17ºC
Rice with meat, Grilled red meats, Roasted red meats, Lamb stew
SightGarnet colour covered with purple trim. High and dense layer.NoseBalanced, with notes of ripe black fruit combined with spices, balsamic and menthol. Very mineral.TastePowerful, elegant and balanced. A presence of black fruit and a good structure. Rather syrupy aftertaste and minerality.
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.