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Las Gravas

Casa Castillo

Las Gravas Bottle
Appellation
Jumilla
Variety
Monastrell, Garnacha
Age of Vines
15-40
Farming
Certified organic (CAERM)
Soil
Clay limestone, sand, gravel
Altitude
760 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partial whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in stone lagars, manual pigeage
Aging
16 months in 5000L foudres and 500L French oak demi-muids (20% new)

Overview

Not surprising Las Gravas comes from a profoundly rocky, single vineyard of the same name. You’d also be hard-pressed to call it soil since before you can get to anything resembling dirt you have to go through a foot of stones. Here Jose Maria and his father planted Monastrell, and Garnacha, each of which contributes to the final blend of Las Gravas. While the other cuvées from the estate show the unique expression of site and variety, Las Gravas is a broader lesson in terroir and the varieties that thrive here. Las Gravas is harvested by hand and fermented in underground stone tanks with manual pigeage. Once primary fermentation is complete the wine is aged in 5000L foudres and 500L French oak demi-muids for 16 months. In most vintages only 20% of the barrels are new.

Ratings & Reviews

96

2018 Las Gravas

Source: WA

95

2017 Las Gravas

Source: WA

94

2016 Las Gravas

Source: WA

94

2015 Las Gravas

Source: WA

94

2013 Las Gravas

Source: WA

94

2012 Las Gravas

Source: WA

94

2010 Las Gravas

Source: WA

Murcia, Spain
  • Location
    Murcia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Jumilla
  • Proprietor
    Jose Maria Vicente
  • Winemaker
    Jose Maria Vicente
  • Size / Elevation
    174 hectares / 750–775 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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