Molino Loco - Macabeo -

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From DO Yecla, Spain. Molino Loco is made by the Castaño family and takes its name from...
the windmill ('molino') that sits on the edge of their vineyards from where the fruit is sourced. 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 750 metres above sea level, with vines planted in trellises using irrigation. The infertile limetone 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.
Vintage Information
A very rainy winter and a mild wet spring made for an excellent budbreak and vegetation. Weather conditions eventully turned out less favourable than expected due to hail storms in small concentrated areas that affected part of the crop in some plots. Despite a reduction of yield, careful selectivity resulted in very good quality in the final wines.
The 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.
Tasting Notes
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.