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 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.
The vineyards are located at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level and have a north-south orientation. The soils are made predominantly of clay and the vineyards have an average age of 31 years. The Monastrell is planted at an average density of 1600 vines per hectare and the Syrah at 2777 vines per hectares. Both varieties are a mix of bush and trellised vines.
Weather conditions in 2012 were extraordinarily dry and warm, creating high concentration in the berries and low natural yields. The resulting wine has concenctrated fruit flavours and is rich in colour, aroma and flavour. Harvest started in the second week of October.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 24-26ºC for 7-8 days. Malolactic fermentation took place followed by a month of oak ageing.
A beautifully deep and vibrant colour. Intense flavours of ripe red fruits such as plums and cherries with floral undertones. A touch of oak gives the wine soft, rounded tannins which are accompanied by bright fresh fruit flavours making this a well-balanced, easy drinking wine.
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.