Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla, Spain 2017 (750ml)
The Jumilla from Casa Castillo is made from younger vines sourced mainly from La Valle vineyard. Primarily Monastrell (Mourvedre), in any given vintage, 8-15% of the blend includes Syrah and Garnacha. After a natural fermentation in tank the wine is aged for 8-9 months in neutral 500 liter French oak barrels, concrete tanks or foudre.
"Like all the wines from the property, fermented with indigenous yeasts, in this case with grapes from different plots, and matured in used oak barrels for eight to nine months Juicym primary, incredibly fresh with a vertical palate, longer than wider, like a hypothetical blend of 2013 and 2015, cool but dry. This is always great value.