Reduced to clear.Intense ripe fruit aromas on the nose with plum and blackcurrant characters, hints of liquorice and
lightly structured tannins from the Cabernet fruit.
Food match: Enjoy with mid-week pasta!Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.This wine is Organic.Vineyards are located in the north-west corner of Utiel Requena, 900 metres above sea level. Wines
are made from organically-grown grapes in vineyards cultivated using natural fertilisers, cover crops,
biological control of pests and not using any chemical products that may damage the health of the
environment. Grapes are cooled and undergo pre-ferment whole bunch maceration before temperature
controlled tank fermentation.
This wine is a beautiful deep and vibrant red colour, with purple
hues on the rim. On the nose, it shows elegant ripe red plum and
cherry notes. The palate is very well structured, with soft tannins
and a delicate, fruity finish.Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegansMolino Loco is made by the Castaño family in Yecla and takes its
name 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.
The vineyards are located at an altitude of 500 metres above sea
level. They are dry-farmed and the clay soil is poor, meaning that
the roots of the vines grow deep into the earth in their search for
minerals and nutrients. This helps to ensure healthy, ripe, full of
flavour grapes. The Monastrell vineyards are over 18 years old,
while the Syrah vines are slightly younger, averaging around 15
The grapes were gently crushed before being fermented and
macerated on their skins for 10 days at a controlled temperature
of 24-26ºC in stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation the wine was
aged very briefly in oak to round out the tannins. The delicate
grape processing preserved the natural fruit purity and freshness
that is so typical of the Molino Loco style.
This is a deep, ruby coloured, concentrated red blend shows prominent aromas of dark cherry, blackcurrant and vanilla. On the palate cinnamon, sweet spice and ripe, juicy dark fruit together with a firm tannin structure, ensures good length and an enduring finish.Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness. After de-stem, they were cold soaked for
two days to extract more fruit character and enhance colour. The wine was inoculated
with specially selected yeast strains and fermented until dry. Free-run juice was racked
to barrel where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked from
the lees and returned to barrel for 18 months of maturation.
This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of flavourful meat dishes. KWV is one of South Africa's leading wine and spirit producers, with an impressive
international reputation and history. Its new owners brought in a winemaking team led
by Wim Truter. With its 72 growers in every region of the Western Cape, it has unrivalled
access to all of South Africa's wine regions, and they champion both South African
classics and off-beat varieties as well as employ innovative methods such as producing
sulphur-free wines using honey bush and Rooibos tea bark. KWV is amongst the Top 50
World's Most admired wine brands as per the Drinks International 2019 report.94
points Greg Sherwood MW
aromatics of violets and lilac, lush ripe red and black berry fruits and a
creamy, bruléed top note of brown toast and roasted coffee beans. The
palate texture is simply drop dead gorgeous with a cool, fleshy, dreamy harmony
of tart black plum, black cherry, black currant, salty black liquorice and a
subtle leafy sapidity on the finish that adds plenty of interest."