White wine from D.O. Yecla, 50% (Macabeo y 50% Chardonnay) both varieties come from vines over 20 years old.
Wine with a small stay in barrel, 60 days Chardonnay variety, in contact with their fine lees. This barrel note is hardly noticeable in the nose, however if it appears in a certain evolution of the color of the wine and gives it structure and some complexity with respect to other white wines of the area.
The must fermented at controlled temperature for 15 days in stainless steel tanks and barrels.
Yellow color with bright reflections. Nose perfectly blended, marked aromas of varietals, white fruit (pear, apple) and amylic notes (banana, pineapple).
In the mouth it is complex, very sweet, but soft and fresh, with good structure and balance in a long and pleasant finish.
Wine to enjoy with appetizers, fish and seafood rice, white fish and omelette.
According to Ramón Castaño in this wine “they have achieved balance, even with a low acidity, very typical of the area, it is warm and glyceric, because they have worked very much in style, allowing the grapes to ripen to the maximum. Which is very productive, so they have worked with the vines pruning 50% in green to cut yields, but always being careful not to weaken the plant, so we collected the macabeo grapes with a 13 ° baumé.
The chardonnay was also collected with a similar level of sugar and a short maceration in the press, of about six or eight hours, was made to reinforce the structure and the aromas of the wine, thanks to the character of the skins.
This wine proves year after year that in Levantine are there is a place for white wines of personality and quality, nonexistent until now, except for some splendid moscateles.
Bodegas Castaño is one of the referents in the wine sector of the southeast Spanish for its trajectory and achievements obtained with the varieties of the zone.
Bodegas Castaño has an extension of vineyards of more than 500 hectares distributed in four plots located in different points of the D.O. Yecla.
The plots “Las Gruesas”, “Pozuelo” and “Arabi” are located in the northern zone of Yecla, have an altitude of between 700 and 800 meters and a soil with little organic matter and scarce water resources (70% limestone, 15% Sand, 15% clay). The “El Espinal” plot is in the southern part of Yecla and has a very different soil composition than the northern part: cooler, stronger and humus richer soil (40% limestone, 50% clay and 10% sand) .