Castillo del Moro Aíren Sauvignon Blanc
VdT Castilla La Mancha
Blend: 85% Aíren, 15% Sauvignon
The vineyards are grown on the plains surrounding 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. These vary in flavour from gooseberry and tropical pineapple in the Sauvignon Blanc to the more subtle pear and white nectarine in the Airen 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 grapes are harvested and bought to the winery were they are graded for quality and flavour profile then gently de-stemmed and crushed. Only the free run juice is used and sent to cold settling tanks where it is cooled and settled to clarify the juice. There is no pressing of any of the grapes used to make these wines to reduce the phenolics and keep the wines soft and fresh. Fermentation takes place using specially selected yeast strains in stainless steel to retain the fruit characters of the grapes, keeping the wine fresh and zesty. Sealed under a screw cap to keep the wine fresh and vibrant.
This modern, crisp white demonstrates bright citrus characteristics on the nose, while offering deliciously vibrant apple fruit flavours and a zesty twang courtesy of the Sauvignon Blanc on the palate. A long clean finish with hints of grapefruit.