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“Molino Loco” Monastrell 2018, Bodegas Castaño, Yecla, 13% vol, 75cl

“Molino Loco” Monastrell 2018, Bodegas Castaño, Yecla, 13% vol, 75cl

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The Molino Loco Tinto is grown in the Castaño family vineyards, situated in the north of Yecla located at an altitude of 750 metres above sea level. The vineyards are dry-farmed (they are not irrigated) and the limestone soil is poor. This means that the roots of the vines grow deep into the earth in their search for precious minerals and nutrients, which helps ensure healthy, ripe, flavoursome grapes. The Monastrell (Mourvèdre) vineyards are over 50 years old.


The grapes were crushed very lightly before being fermented and macerated on their skins for 10 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26ºC in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was aged very briefly on oak to round out the tannins. The gentle handling preserved the natural fruit purity and freshness that is so typical of the Molino Loco style.


A beautifully deep and vibrant colour, reminiscent of ripe red fruits. Balsamic hints and floral notes sit beneath deep flavours of plums and cherries. A light touch of oak and soft, rounded tannins are followed by fresh fruits, making this a balanced and easy drinking wine.

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