Monastrell Rosado DO Yecla

Murcia

Molino Loco

Molino Loco is made by the Castaño family and takes its name from...

the windmill ('molino') that sits on the edge of their vineyards from where the fruit is sourced. In contrast to other windmills, which turn in windy conditions, this particular windmill is "loco", the Spanish for crazy, as it turns only on calm, still days.

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Vineyards

The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 750 metres above sea level. They are dry-farmed and the limestone soil is poor, meaning that the roots of the vines grow deep into the earth in their search for minerals and nutrients. This helps to ensure healthy, ripe and flavoursome grapes. The Monastrell vineyards are over 50 years old.

Vintage Information

We had a mild and very dry winter, perfect vegetal cycle due to the mild temperatures during the spring period. Hot dry summers with high thermal differences helped in the correct rhythm in the ripening of grapes, but this caused a delay in the beginning of harvest in order for grapes to reach perfect maturity. There was a higher natural concentration of flavours and aromas which meant we could macerate for a smaller time.

Vinification

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 15ÂșC for 15-16 days. No malolactic fermentation or oak ageing took place. This preserved the natural fruit purity and freshness that is so typical of the Molino Loco style.

Tasting Notes

With intense and attractive white fruit and citrus aromas, it is really juicy and fresh on the palate, with the fruity aromatic notes too. Persistent, soft finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2016
Grape varieties 100% Monastrell
Region Murcia
Winemaker Mariano López
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 6.3g/l
Residual Sugar 2.3g/l
Wine pH 3.25