Origin: Bodegas Castaño - Yecla
Taste guide: Dry, apple, pear and citrus fruit flavours, soft and juicy with delicate fruit flavours and fresh acidity, unoaked
75cl - 12% - screwcap
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Macabeo is truly a Spanish grape and under its synonym Viura is the main grape of white Rioja, as well as being one of the constituent grapes of Cava.
It is rarely found outside northern Spain, however the Castaño family have vineyards planted with it in the region of Yecla. Here the vineyards are located at an altitude of 750 metres above sea level, with vines planted in trellises using irrigation. The infertile 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.
The name Molino Loco is taken 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.
Hand-picked grapes were crushed and destemmed before pressing. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 15ºC for 15-16 days to preserve the natural fruit purity and freshness that is so typical of the Molino Loco style.
The wine is pale lemon in the glass with intense aromas of pear, green apple and citrus on the nose. On the palate the wine is soft and juicy, with fresh acidity in balance with delicate yet distinctive fruit flavours.
Ideal for drinking on its own or with salads and white meats.
Yet another unusual wine that Binendwines loves to seek out and offer you.
Sells elsewhere at prices up to £8.95 - here it is just £5.75.