Vinicola de Castilla in Manzanares (Ciudad Real) is an up to date, state of the art winemaking facility (30,000 sq meters/300,000 sq ft) with the capacity of producing 2 million liters and holding 8,000 barrels. Founded in 1976, it's a privately owned corporation (not a co-op). Since its inception, a DO La Mancha pioneer in fruit-driven young wines, barrel-aged reds and varietals. More than 600 international awards for their wines.
Vineyards in front of the famous "La Mancha" Windmill
The winery and the vineyards are all located in the "La Mancha" DO. Vinícola de Castilla has more than 40 hectares of own cultivation, divided mainly in two types: bush vines and espalier. The 5 hectares dedicated to bush vines are occupied by the Airen variety. The rest is dedicated to the following different varieties: White Grapes: Macabeo, Moscatel, Chardonnay and Verdejo.Red Grapes: Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot
The vineyards are treated with the maximum care. Thereon we get our best grapes at its optimum level of ripening, getting york musts of the highest quality which will ensure the excellent wines that we are characterised for. The vineyards of our suppliers are supervised and controlled by our Technical Department, deciding when the grape must be picked and delivered in our facilities.
Traditional wine making with gentle skin contact maceration in order to get color with smooth tannins. Facility is fully equipped with temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Red meat, cheese or by itself.
2015 Finca del Castillo Tempranillo La Mancha - 88 PTS - VINOUS
"Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented red fruit and fresh flowers on the incisive nose and in the mouth. Juicy and light on its feet, showing no excess fat and good back-end cut. Finishes brisk and spicy, with good length and no obvious tannins. - Josh Raynolds" - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2017), 88 pts