Wine Casa Castillo, "Pie Franco", Jumilla DO, 2014
Reviews of purchase Casa Castillo, "Pie Franco", Jumilla DO, 2014
The wine is dark cherry with a pomegranate edging along the edge of the glass.
The wine has a multifaceted, generous taste, with a predominance of fruit notes and berry tints. The main palette is shaded by balsamic half-notes, fried strokes, nuances of oak and spices. The aftertaste is fresh, long and elegant.
The expressive, rich, complex aroma of wine is filled with shades of red and black fruits, notes of berry jam and chocolate, and the nuances of spices, coffee and balsamic touches complement the bouquet, giving it elegance and beauty.
This wine is recommended to be served with game, grilled meat, barbecue, lamb and pork dishes, as well as spicy dishes and seasoned cheeses.
Casa Castillo, "Pie Franco", Jumilla DO is a red mono-sour wine representing the Spanish region of Jumilla. Here, in a mountainous area, in a Mediterranean climate in vineyards with a southern and south-western disposition, Monastrel is grown. The first vines were planted in 1941, and since then, the wine "Pie Franco" has become the visiting card of Casa Castillo's household. The harvested crop is subjected to alcohol fermentation on natural sediment. The process lasts 12 days under conditions of thermal control (26 ° C). Further, the wort is subjected to malolactic fermentation and aging in new 500-liter barrels of French oak. Exposure is carried out 18-22 months, during which the wine acquires an exquisite tannic taste and expressive aroma. The vintage of 2014 was bottled in April 2016. Experts recommend to use it in the period from 2017 to 2022.
"According to many connoisseurs, being one of the best wineries in Jumilla, Casa Castillo is a treasure for such varieties as Monastrel (Murvedr), who loves the chalky terroirs and steep slopes of the Sierra del Molar" - Robert Parker.
Casa Castillo is a Spanish farm that created wines since 1874. In 1910, a new winery was built on the territory of the estate by immigrants from France. The invasion of phylloxera on French vineyards forced producers to look for new territories for development. The hearts of the regions that were not affected by the pests were also Jumilla. In 1991, the estate acquires Jose Sanchez-Cerezo in order to engage in the cultivation of rosemary. By the way, the spicy aroma of this plant and is still caught in the estate. In 1985, the farm was reconstructed according to a new project, involving the revival of old vineyards and the acquisition of new sites. In 1991, a new wine cellar was built, and in 1993 - the first commercial vintage "Casa Castillo Crianza, 1991" was released. Today the household is managed by a representative of the third generation - Jose Maria Vincente. The flagship variety is the dominant in Humilje Murvedr (Monastrel), perfectly adapted to the warm and dry climate. In addition to it, Cabernet and Garnacha varieties are cultivated in vineyards. Favorable climate allows you to grow grapes without using chemical treatment.