Country: Spain Region: Murcia
Vintage: 2021 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Castaño Estate
Molino Loco is made by the Castaño family in Yecla and takes its name from the windmill ('Molino') that sits on the edge of the vineyards where they produce their fruit. 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.
The vineyards are located at an altitude of 400 - 600 metres above sea level, with vines planted in trellises using irrigation. The sandy limestone soils here mean that the roots of the vines must grow deep into the earth in their search for minerals and nutrients. This root depth helps to ensure healthy, ripe and flavoursome grapes from vineyards over 20 years old.
Ageing Potential:1-3 Years
The wine is pale lemon in the glass with intense aromas of pear, green apple, citrus and jasmine on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft and juicy, with fresh acidity in balance with delicate yet distinctive fruit flavours.
Food Matches: Salads / Aperitif / Veal / Seafood