Red wine made with 100% Monastrell variety from Yecla oldest vines, over 60 years. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted at the winery, macerated and fermented for 14 days at a temperature between 24 to 26 ºC, aged in their lees during 16 months in new French oak barrels.
The effect of the aging in oak is majestic, lots of cedar wood, vanilla, coffee and spices are revealed (Cocoa and tobacco). The Fruit is black , essences of black cherries, blackberries and ripe plum, full bodied with the alcohol well integrated. On the palate is unctuous, meaty and well structured. Pleasant acidity harmoniously embody the toasted notes and round sweet tannins in a long, silky ending.
No need marriage an excellent wine for any occasion, it´s recommended to consume during the next 5 years.
Bodegas Castaño is today one of the most respected wine producers in South-Eastern Spain in recognition for their tradition and achievements in the use of the indigenous grape varieties.
With a clear innovating spirit, the Castaño family has incorporated avant-garde technologies and the latest vinification systems to keep alive the legacy of their ancestors, an inherited passion for the deeply rooted Monastrell, the king variety in Yecla.
There is no mystery, their wines are born from over 600ha of vineyards planted in different estates spread in DO Yecla, where each variety finds its perfect habitat to develop its best.
The plots ” Las Gruesas ” , ” Pozuelo ” and ” Arabi ” are located in the north of Yecla, with an altitude of between 700 and 800 meters and a floor with little organic matter and scarce water resources (70 % limestone , 15 % sand, 15 % clay). The plot ” El Espinal ” is in the south of Yecla part and has a composition of soil very different from the north side : soil fresher , stronger and richer in humus (40 % limestone , 50 % clay and 10 % sand ) .