Pie Franco | Casa Castillo

Pie Franco comes from the oldest vineyard on the property, the sandy soils make it more resistant to phylloxera, hence the vines being on their own roots. More but not totally resistant, every year a few vines succumb, so unfortunately production of this benchmark cuvee, considered one of the finest reds in Spain is gradually decreasing. It combines fresh floral notes with the Mediterranean character of the zone, and has the backbone to develop for a long time in bottle. Grab some while you can!

Region:

Murcia

Appellation:

Jumilla

Variety / Blend:

Monastrell:

Climate:

Continental

Soils:

Sandy clay limestone

Farming:

Organic

Altitude:

750 metres

Fermentation:

50% whole cluster in stone lagars, frequent manual punching-down

Ageing:

16-18 months in neutral 500L French oak

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