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CASTANO "Hecula" - Monastrell - Yecla, Spain

CASTANO "HECULA" - MONASTRELL - Yecla, SPAIN

Deep purple in colour. A rich elegant bouquet with aromas of blueberries, black ripe raspberries and licorice, with a subtle touch of white flowers on the background and a chalky character. Full bodied on the pallet, with an inviting richness and soft fruitiness, that integrates well soft oak barrel notes. An extremely well-balanced red. Smooth long finish.
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VINEYARD

"By keeping our roots, we follow our traditions. We have commited ourselves to produce top-quality wines, developing our genuine Monastrell grape variety."
The willpower, strength and determination of Ramón Castaño Santa have been necessary in his endeavour to achieve the highest quality in his wines, elaborated with the indigenous grape variety, Monastrell.

The relationship of Ramón with wines dates back several generations, as both vine-grower and winemaker. In 1950 he had already built a new winery, bringing up to date the technical means and increasing the hectares of vineyards. But it was not until 1980 when he started bottling. At first, this approach was considered rather adventurous in the conservative wine world in Yecla, since Monastrell allowed a certain easy market sold in bulk. From the very first moment onwards the main goal has always been quality.

The incorporation of his three sons into the family company along the 80s, brought in a new focus aimed to consolidate the national markets and seek the international expansion.

The Castaño family has always been considered a pioneer in the area, experimenting with the grape variety Monastrell to both create straight wines and blend it with other varieties, introducing the latest technology, not only in the vineyard but also in the winery, and implementing new quality systems that allow a more suitable winemaking.

Wine facts

Winemakers:

Mariano López

Producer:

Bodegas Castaño

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

Over 38 years old

Average Vineyard Altitude:

750 meters above sea level

Density:

1,600 vines/ha in "Las Gruesas"

Production:

2-4,000 kg/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

Yes

Harvest Method:

Hand-picked

Sorting:

Yes

Fermentation and Maceration:

10 days in stainless steel tanks at 24-26ºC.

Malolactic Fermentation:

Yes, in stainless steel tanks,

Aging:

Aged in a combination of French and American Oak for 6 months.

Alcohol:

14%

Vintage:

2018

Country:

SPAIN

Region:

Yecla

Grape Varietal:

Monastrell

SKU:

SP23

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