Pie Franco Monastrell 2018

Casa Castillo: Pie Franco Monastrell 2018


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Monastrell 100%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2042
Verpackt in: 6er
voluminös & kräftig
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 98+/100
Parker: 98/100
Spanien, Jumilla und La Mancha
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Pie Franco Monastrell 2018


Lobenberg: Aus wurzelechten Reben (Pre-Phylloxera), eine seltene Rarität, biologisch bearbeitet. Sehr dunkles Rubinrot. Eine Duftorgie mit schwarzbeeriger Würze aber auch unerwartet viel roter Frucht, sogar Kirsche. Auch im Mund trotz erdiger Würze von der Mourvedre wieder viel frische, rote Frucht und eine selten erlebte Urwüchsigkeit. Diese Art von Mourvedre hat unerwartet viel Charme. Aus der Gluthölle von Jumilla würde man diese frische und intensive Frucht, die ein wenig an die nördliche Rhone erinnert, nicht erwarten. Toller Wein. 98+/100


Parker über: Pie Franco Monastrell

-- Parker: I think the pure Monastrell from an ungrafted vineyard has to be among the best in its kind in the world, and the 2018 Pie Franco didn't disappoint me. It fermented with 25% to 30% full clusters (less full clusters were used in this continental and cooler vintage) and indigenous yeasts in underground pools with a moderate maceration at a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius. It matured in 500-liter oak barrels for 16 months. The challenge here is to control the power and natural concentration of the old, south-facing vines, and a year like 2018, even if it presented some challenges and made them work harder in the vineyards, provides good conditions to do so. The wine is incredibly shy, closed and austere. It takes forever to open up in the glass, and even after one hour, the wine is anything except explosive. But the palate has the harmony, depth and complexity of a great wine, with superb balance, very fine tannins with a chalky/mineral texture and great length and persistence. Give it some more time in bottle, not because the wine is not approachable, but because it should open up and develop a little more complexity and expression. Fine, elegant and powerful; I think these are the three words that define this wine that always keeps its Mediterranean character even in cooler years, with classical notes of underbrush and olives—in this case, in a very subtle way. It feels like an updated version of the 2013, a direct, Mediterranean Monastrell without makeup. 7,300 bottles were filled in April 2020. 98/100

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Casa Castillo

Die 500 Hektar große Finca (250 Hektar Rebfläche) ist seit Generationen im Besitz der Familie Sanchez-Cerezo. Rund 14 % der Rebfläche besteht aus alten Monastrell-Pflanzungen (30 Jahre alte Reben).

Pie Franco Monastrell 2018