Casa Castillo El Molar 2017 | Jumilla
This wine comes from a vineyard planted in 2005 in the Jumilla region (on Sierra del Molar slopes), it is wide, light, with a good mid palate and surprising acidity. 100% garnacha. Around 32,000 bottles are bottled.
Manual harvest. It is vatted with 30% whole grapes in small open underground wineries where alcoholic fermentation takes place in maceration with its skins at a temperature of 30ºC. Discover the foudres, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation in contact with its lees. Aged for 12 months in oak foudres.
COLOR: cereza brillante
AROMA: balsámico, especias dulces, hierbas de monte, fruta roja, terroso
BOCA: especiado, balsámico, buena acidez
There is a high-pitched red fruit note on the nose of the 2017 El Molar, and it's a wine with a lot of light, something that is quite remarkable for a warm and Mediterranean year like 2017. This is a Garnacha that feels like a wine from a cool year, with plenty bright red fruit. I tasted it two weeks after it was bottled, and it felt completely harmonious and relaxed. As with most of the 2017s, this seems like the finest vintage for this wine. It has a lighter color and a more fragrant nose, and it’s immediately identifiable within the Casa Castillo range. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2019.