Familia Castano Monastrell DO Yecla 2015

£7.99

 

TASTING NOTE

Shiny cherry-red with violet reflections with intense aromas, ripe blueberries and raspberries. This monastrell is silky, well-structured and balanced. Though rich, it is fresh and pleasantly fruity on the palate with a lifted finish.

The Monastrell grapes are grown on non-irrigated bush and trellis vines in the Las Gruesas and Pozuelo vineyards respectively. The altitude of both vineyards is 750m above sea level and the vines have a North-South orientation with an average age of over 30 years. Soils here are limestone and the planting densities are 1,600 vines per hectare in Las Gruesas and 2,700 vines per hectare in Pozuelo.

The grapes were vinified using two different vinification processes. 25% of the blend underwent eight days carbonic maceration at a controlled temperature of between 22-30ºC. The rest of the must was vinified traditionally and macerated for 10 days before fermentation at 28ºC. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks where the wine remained until bottling.

13.5% abv
Familia Castano Monastrell DO Yecla 2015
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