Casa Castillo Las Gravas 2015
24.27 €(1 l = 25.60 €)
Beautiful Monastrell from Spanien
Las Gravas 2015
Bodegas Casa Castillo
Wine Advocate #234, Dezember 2017 (Parker/Gutierrez)
The 2015 Las Gravas is a classic Mediterranean blend of Monastrell with 15% each Garnacha and Syrah, with 15% alcohol after fermenting with part of full clusters and indigenous grapes and aging in used oak barrels for 19 months. 2015 is the last vintage that Las Gravas has some Syrah, as it adds some sweet fruit he wants to avoid. However, it shows fresh within the balsamic profile, with plenty of rosemary and thyme notes combined with floral undertones and the character of the esparto grass and tree bark that are textbook descriptors of the variety. 32,000 bottles were filled in June 2017.
There are a couple of new reds from Casa Castillo released in 2017, a middle-of-the-range wine that will slowly replace the entry-level Monastrell and a top-of-the-range wine, a Monastrell from old vines bottled as an homage to Nemesio Vicente, founder of the winery, who died in April 2017.
As for the wines, I tasted 2015, a classic Mediterranean year of exceptional quality that resulted in powerful and ripe wines that they counter-balanced by fermenting with more full clusters, and the cooler and more continental 2016, with lighter and more vertical wines in line with what I saw from 2013. There is no Valtosca, the Syrah, in 2016.
Additional product information
- Contains Sulfites
- 14% vol.
- Bottle Size
- 0,75 Liter