Castillo del Moro, Tempranillo, Syrah, Vino de España, Spain, 2020
Literally meaning "the most wanted", Vinos Más Buscados is a collection of wines grown and nurtured in the Southern half of Spain, mainly in the area known as La Mancha.
Inspired by Spain's largely untapped fine wine resources, friends, colleagues and Masters of Wine, Fergal Tynan and Giles Cooke set off on a journey to find the unsung heroes of Spain, be they regions, growers or winemakers. Fergal's interest in wine terroirs and Giles' instincts for flavour, led them to unearth great Spanish wines whose stories were untold. Each wine is hand made. Each wine reflects the personality of the land and the subtle imprint of man in varying degrees. Now encompassing the terrific value of Campo Azafran, Centelleo, Torre Solar and Castillo del Moro, Vinos Más Buscados is a reflection of all that is best in modern Spanish wine making.
Vineyards are grown on the plains surround the town of Manzanares in La Mancha on a number of varying soil types. These range from deep clay loams with good drainage through to some very stony soils with a breakdown of granites, giving quite different flavour profiles. The vineyards are a mixture of low trellised vines on wires and a number of vineyards that are traditional bush vines with lower yields and more flavour concentration.
The majority of the grapes are machine harvested at night in order to maintain the acidity and fesh red fruit flavours. They are are graded for quality and flavour profile then gently de-stemmed and crushed to large refrigerated tanks. No oak aging to retain all the fresh flavours and roundness on the palate.
No oak treatment
Ruby with dark purple at the center. The nose gives liquorice, dark fruits and lychee aromas. Intense, with medium structure and long finish on the palate.
Chorizo with Broad beans, Spaghetti bolognese, Toad in the hole, Steak Frites.
6 x 75cl
La Mancha, Spain