2020-After the manual harvest, the grapes for the Casa Castillo Jumilla Monastrell undergo natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks or underground concrete vats after which it is aged large oak barrels for about nine months. When poured into the glass you’ll find a dark cherry red core that only subtly lightens up around the rim. The aromas are packed with dark fruits, leather and a touch of earth. If you close your eyes while you take your first sip, what should come to mind are all the dark fruits, plums, blackberries, dark cherries along w/ a gentle backdrop of rawhide and smoke. Giving this a brief chill is a perfect way to enjoy this wine by the glass. You’ll also find it a great paring w/ your pick of game, lamb, just about any kind of beef as well as hearty pasta dishes.