LAS GRAVAS 2020, CASA CASTILLO
VARIETY/BLEND: 92% Mourvedre 8% Grenache
FERMENTATION: The grape varieties fermented separately. The alcoholic fermentation is traditional . It occurs spontaneously with indigenous yeast in underground stone vats at temperatures between 30º to 32º C degrees (25% of whole bunches). The malolactic fermentation was done in fudres.
AGEING: The wine was aged for 16 months in fudres of 5000 and 500 litres.
José Maria is a third-generation owner and operator of Casa Castillo, a farm that began as a rosemary plantation. While the smell of rosemary still lingers in the air, the pale, rocky soils surrounding his house and cellar are now planted with vines and almond orchards.
In selecting the grapes to grow on their land, they chose the indigenous Monastrell to be the primary variety.
Everything is harvested by hand and brought promptly to the cellar for sorting and fermentation.