La Casilla 2018
£11.08 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2018 was a cooler year, and the 2018 La Casilla kept a moderate 12.5% alcohol. It was produced with Bobal from 40- to 60-year-old vines on limestone-rich soils at 800+ meters above sea level. Like most of the wines, it fermented with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts in 4,500-liter oak vats and matured in used 600-liter French oak barrels and the same fermentation vats for nine months with lees. It's very fruit-driven with black raspberry aromas and a fresh herbal touch, lavender, thyme and rosemary. Some rains during the harvest delivered a fresher wine reminiscent of 2010 and 2013, a little lighter and with good aging potential. While tasting this wine, Juan Antonio Ponce told me something quite surprising; 'At the end of the day, I prefer harvest when it rains during the harvest, as you can have a longer ripening period and the wines have more complexity.' This has a lot of finesse for the rustic image the zone has. 12,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Fermented in wood tubs and aged in used oak barrels of 300 and 500 litres capacity.
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