J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Spanish Dessert Wine
Capricho de Goya Moscatel is produced by Bodegas Camilo Castilla, the oldest producer in the Navarre district. Over 100 years ago, the calcareous clay soil was planted with moscatel de gran menudo, which is identical to muscat blanc á petit grains, the best muscat variety. The grapes from these ancient vines provide extremely low yields – a paltry 1500 kg / hectare! – and today gives this unique sweet wine, which must go through so much before it is bottled!
The wine is first stored approx. 4 years outdoors in 60 liter ‘demi-Johns’ (solid glass flasks) The changing temperatures and the varying light give the wine the special oxidative and secondary aromas that are also seen in the wines from Banyuls and Rivesaltes, which for some of the wines are exposed to same treatment. The wine is then stored for another 3-4 years in casks with a capacity of 400-500 liters. The result is an intensely sweet wine with enough volatile acid to cut through the sweetness and give the wine its complexity and charm.
Aroma and taste have elements of raisins, currants, freshly roasted coffee, sugar-pickled prunes and ditto figs, roasted almonds and the volatile acid element of orange peel that keeps the good 200 grams of residual sugar / liter in ave.
The wine is enjoyed for the sweet desserts – preferably for an almond pie, dark chocolate desserts (whose bitterness is otherwise traditionally a wine challenge), ice creams with caramelized sauces and / or pickled, dried fruits. The durability is almost infinite – even after opening! Serve the wine chilled, but finally not refrigerator cold, more specifically around 12 °.
94 points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
“This is one of the best among its peers in Spain, and truly world class. This is a real bargain.”
Believe it or not, the NV Camilo Castilla Moscatel Capricho d’Hoya is aged for at least seven years, the first four or five in glass demijohns kept outside and exposed to heat and cold and then rounded up in used wood barrels of different sizes until bottled. This sweet nonvintage,
solera Moscatel is one of the bargains of the wine world. Complexity at incredible prices! ”
95 points Decanter
“… Bodegas Camilo Castilla in Ribera Baja still produces a fantastically complex, dark, raisined, oxidised style with Capricho de Goya. The wine is aged for seven years in a mix of large old oak barrels and glass demijohns left out in the sun . Significantly, the vines are owned by Camilo Castillo and have an average age of 75 years. The raw material is still what counts. ”
The bottle contains 50 cl.