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“Hécula” 2016 Monastrell, Bodegas Castaño, Yecla, 14% vol, 75cl

“Hécula” 2016 Monastrell, Bodegas Castaño, Yecla, 14% vol, 75cl

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SKU : SPR04

£10.26

The Castaño family owns over 410 hectares of vineyards in the Yecla DO in south-eastern Spain.

 

80% of these vineyards are planted with the native Monastrell (Mourvèdre) variety. Castaño symbolises the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm climate wines made from grapes grown at altitude and transformed into robustly modern wines. For several generations, Bodegas Castaño has been a pioneer in the region.

 

This wine is 100% Monastrell from Las Gruesas and Pozuelo vineyards which are situated at an altitude 750m above sea level. The average age of the vines is 35 years old.

 

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days at 24-26°C. 50% of the wine was then aged in stainless steel tanks with the remaining half aged for six months in oak barrels of which 40% were new, 40% second fill and 20% third fill. The oak used was 75% French and 25% American.

 

Intense cherry red colour. Outstanding fruity expression with plums, figs and berries, intense mentholated balsamic aromas and perfectly integrated wood notes. Soft and silky on the palate, with elegant ripe tannins and a long, pleasant aftertaste.

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