Grand Castillo

Grand Castillo

 

The Legend of Gran Castillo

Birthplace

Spain has been covered with countless castles and fortresses since the dark middle ages. These magnificent buildings have always symbolised power and strength, protecting the development of culture, music and art. These walls hid the cradle of Spanish culture of the castilla-era and these walls witnessed the establishment of the Kingdom of Spain.

These stone walls basking in sunshine have sustained lashing rains, bending winds and the sharp blades of the Muslims. These are the walls that protected Spain and its culture. Protected the traditional cuisine and the marvellous wines made of ripe grapes that have matured during long sunny days.

Moreover, these castles and fortresses, or as the Spanish say –castillos –always have been places where people could enjoy life and spend a good time drinking good wine. The ability to enjoy life to the fullest is reputedly an important aspect of Spanish culture.

These magnificent castles became the cradle of Spanish culture in the most genuine sense of the word. Castillos were the meeting place of the musicians, troubadours, poets and talented painters. Castillos were also the place where Spanish national culture started to flourish. A culture that deserves to be commemorated.

Wines

Gran Castillo wines, inspired by the Kingdom of Spain of the Castillo-era, combine the strong character of the ancient stone walls and the sweet life that has always bubbled inside these walls. Every sip of Gran Castillo wine is a toast to the castillos glowing under the blazing sun and to the former kingdom that once encompassed the territory between Requena and Valencia. It is right here that the Gran Castillo wineries are located.Gran Castillo wines bring the spirit of ancient castillos into the present day. They combine a wine culture a thousand years old, a magnificent history and modern wine making techniques. This is how these wines with a rich taste bouquet and a sweet flavour of life come to give a truly enjoyable experience

Winemaker

Víctor Marqués is an expert in wine-making and wine-growing; he was trained as an agricultural engineer and holds a Master's degree in wine-making. His academic career has always been connected with a solid professional background and this has allowed him to take the position of Assistant Technology Director in one of the leading companies in the Region of Valencia.

He is currently in charge of developing wines in the cellar of Bodegas Gran Castillo. He strives for getting the maximum vividness out of varieties so that the wines would have a strong identity that exposes the singularity of the region and the characteristic features of the varieties used in them.

In order to achieve this, he can rely on excellent terrains and the climate, which allow the potential of grape varieties to be developed in full in this unique environment; he can also make the best use of the wine cellar equipped with state-of-the art technology for preserving the fruits of vineyards and the staff who are qualified and motivated to offer customers ultimate satisfaction.

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Moscatel

Alcohol content: 11,5%. Serving suggestion: 6-8°.

Origin:

Moscatel comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Gran Castillo Moscatel is a medium-sweet white wine. It’s bright yellow with a light shade of green. The wine is available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The character of the wine is truly intense and complex. Its flavour bouquet is full and fresh with a beautifully balanced finish. The wine’s aroma is dominated by various tropical fruits and gooseberry.

Serving suggestions:

Gran Castillo Moscatel is perfect with various salads, fish, pasta, paella, seafood, white meat, spicy food and cheese. The wine can also be served as a delicious aperitif.

Viura - Chardonnay

Alcohol content: 11,5%. Serving suggestion: 6-8°.

Origin:

Viura & Chardonnay comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

This wine is made of two grape varieties, Viura and Chardonnay. It is a beautiful pale yellow colour with a hint of bright green. The medium-sweet white wine is available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

Viura & Chardonnay is a wine with a strong structure and an elegant finish. Its aroma is dominated by citruses and ripe white fruits.

Serving suggestions:

Chilled Viura & Chardonnay is perfect with white meat and fish.

Tempranillo Rosé

Alcohol content: 11,5%. Serving suggestion: 6-8°.

Origin:

Tempranillo Rosé comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Tempranillo Rosé is a bright red medium-sweet wine available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The flavour bouquet of Tempranillo Rosé is fresh and its aroma is strongly influenced by red fruits.

Serving suggestions:

Tempranillo Rosé is perfect with pasta, rice, poultry and Asian dishes. Tempranillo Rosé is also an excellent aperitif

Tempranillo

Alcohol content: 12,5%. Serving suggestion: 18°.

Origin:

Tempranillo comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Tempranillo is a beautiful cherry red medium-sweet wine available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The character of the medium-sweet Tempranillo is soft and full. Its flavour bouquet is dominated by plum, juicy cherry and fruits. Its aroma is strong, spicy and dominated by red fruits.

Serving suggestions:

The medium-sweet Tempranillo is perfect with grilled and roasted meat, rice dishes, tapas and strong cheeses.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol content: 12,5%. Serving suggestion: 16-18°.

Origin:

Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful ruby red medium-sweet wine available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The character of the medium-sweet Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and fruity with a strong structure and long finish. Its aroma is also pleasantly fruity and contains a hint of berries

Serving suggestions:

Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent with red meat, pasta and cheese.

Shiraz

Alcohol content: 12%. Serving suggestion: 16-18°.

Origin:

Shiraz comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Shiraz is deep red wine with a light violet hue. The medium-sweet Shiraz is available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The flavour bouquet of the Shiraz is beautifully velvety, full and elegant with a strong structure. Fruits, roasted coffee beans, spices and leather can be detected in its aroma.

Serving suggestions:

Enjoy the medium-sweet Shiraz with tasty game, spicy food and goat cheese.

FAMILY SELECTION Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol content: 12%. Serving suggestion: 6-8°.

Origin:

Family Selection Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Family Selection Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful yellowy green medium-dry white wine available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The wine’s character is gentle, refreshing and very fruity. Its aroma bouquet is dominated by tropical fruits.

Serving suggestions:

Chilled Family Selection Sauvignon Blanc is perfect with fish, seafood or rice dishes. The wine is also an excellent aperitif.

FAMILY SELECTION Chardonnay

Alcohol content: 12.5%. Serving suggestion: 6-8°.

Origin:

Family Selection Chardonnay comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Gran Castillo Family Selection Chardonnay is a golden yellow medium-dry white wine available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The wine’s flavour is crisp and strong with an elegant finish. Its aroma is dominated by ripe fruits, citruses and vanilla.

Serving suggestions:

Chilled Chardonnay is excellent with fish and salads.

FAMILY SELECTION Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol content: 13%. Serving suggestion: 16-18°.

Origin:

Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-dry red wine that has matured in oak barrels for 4 months. Its colour is a deep red with purple hues and it is available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The favour bouquet of the wine could be characterised as expressive and pleasantly rich in tannins. There is also a hint of fruits and light wood. Its aroma is spicy and dominated by red fruits.

Serving suggestions:

Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is best with meat and game dishes, and cheese

FAMILY SELECTION Shiraz

Alcohol content: 13%. Serving suggestion: 16-18°.

Origin:

Family Selection Shiraz comes from Denominacion de Origen Protegida Valencia region. The climate in the region is strongly influenced by the warm Mediterranean weather. The vineyards in the region grow on a clayey surface and bask in hours of sunshine.

Description:

Family Selection Shiraz is a medium-dry red wine that has matured in oak barrels for 4 months. Its colour is a deep red with light violet hues and it is available in a 75 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The flavour of the wine is pleasantly soft and fruity. Its aroma is strong and intense with hints of red fruits, dewberry and red currant.

Serving suggestions:

Enjoy the medium-dry Family Selection Shiraz with game, spicy food and various ripe cheeses.

Dulce De Moscatel

Alcohol content: 11%. Serving suggestion: 0-4°.

Origin:

The wine comes from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida Alicante region. The vineyards in this wine region on the eastern coast of Spain grow in the mountainous inland area. The grapes grow in the lap of continental climate, enjoying warm weather and strong Mediterranean influence all year round.

Description:

Dulce de Moscatel is a golden yellow fine and sweet white wine available in a 50 cl bottle.

Tasting notes:

The wine is elegant and complex, and fresh fruits are dominant in its sweet taste. Its aroma bouquet is strong with hints of honey and orange peel.

Serving suggestions:

The wine is ideal with desserts. The sweet Moscatel is best when chilled and served at 0–4 degrees.