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El Molar 2017

El Molar

2017
Jumilla (Spain)
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PARKER
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El Molar is an atypical wine, an original Grenache, fresh and lighter than its origin could lead us ...

2 for immediate dispatch. More, available on 14/07/2020
x6 -5%

£ 13.10

/ btl 0.75 L

(£ 12.45 x6)

Details for El Molar 2017

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Jumilla (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

El Molar is an atypical wine, an original Grenache, fresh and lighter than its origin could lead us to assume. Perhaps it will be the north orientation of its vineyards, or the use of fudres in its upbringing, or perhaps a combination of these and other factors such as the limestone soil in which its grapes grow ... The truth is that El Molar de Casa Castillo is a wine that makes every sip fall in love. Aromatic, balsamic, brimming with fresh red fruit, creamy and fluid at the same time.

Garnacha, the 12 months in fudres and the almost eight hundred meters above sea level of the Sierra del Molar make the homonymous wine a true rarity in the region. The poverty of the soils, the strong thermal contrasts between seasons and the low pluviometry are responsible for transmitting the typicality to each grape grain. Once harvested, the fruit is transferred to the winery and only 70% skid. Without prior crushing, the grape is taken to small underground wineries where it ferments for about two weeks. Subsequently, it will carry out malolactic fermentation and aging in fudres.

In the bottle it looks cherry red and boasts aromas of wild fruit, spices and eucalyptus on a discreet wooden background. The palate exhibits a great balance between the usual maturity in these latitudes and the freshness of the altitude. Fluid and with friendly tannins, like a good Grenache, El Molar is also a wine with its own personality that, without giving up the style of the winery and the Murcian region, is capable of filling the glass with light, complexity and freshness. Its fragrance is so seductive that we are forced to warn you: it is not easy to take your nose away from the glass.

Veal carpaccio / Aubergine with parmesan / Meat rice dishes

  • Climate:Continental with mediterranean influence
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2021

Customer reviews

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by: Gus (17 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Great value wine

This is my second order of the El Molar, so I obviously like it....alot! Needs opening about an hour ahead but a super smooth and flavoursome wine at a great price. Highly recommended.

by: ctcpayne@yahoo.com (12 Jun) - Vintage 2017

El Molar 2017

Delicious red fruit , medium to light well balanced and great value.

by: Vinissimus Customer (11/10/2019) - Vintage 2017

Excellent Jumilla

Great tasting wine for the price .... definitely on my shopping list a must to step out of your comfort zone and try you won’t be disappointed

by: Joseluis (3 Jul) - Vintage 2017

Excelente vino de jumilla.

Es un vino elegante con mucho caracter. Nunca me defrauda.

by: Emiliomisterwine (25 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Equilibrio

Cada añada más equilibrado y complejo. José María Castillo se ha convertido en pocos años en toda una referencia de los vinos mediterraneos españoles y El Molar es una delicia por muy poco dinero. Acierto seguro.

Casa Castillo

Casa Castillo

Casa Castillo was founded in 1941, when Don José Sánchez-Cerezo acquired the estate with the aim of exploiting the rosemary of the mount. Inside the same property was an old winery that, in 1985, the second generation of the family decided to restart. Thus began a new project that included the restructuring of the vineyard and the planting of new varieties. In 1991, the winery building was renovated and two years later the first wine was released. Currently, Casa Castill...

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