Familia Castaño Solanera Vinas Viejas 2016


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Tasting Notes

This wine is deep ruby red in colour. It is a complex and sophisticated wine that exudes notes of acacia flowers, raspberries, blueberries and blackcurrants. Full-bodied and intense on the palate with silky ripe tannins and a delicate minerality. Stunningly pure and textured.


Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable


The Monastrell grapes are grown on dry-farmed bush and trellis vines in the Las Gruesas and Pozuelo vineyards. The altitude of both vineyards is 750 metres 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 traditionally and macerated for 16 days before fermentation at temperatures of 26°C-28ºC. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks, after which the wine was aged for 10 months in a combination of oak barrels, of which 80% were French, 20% were American, one third of these barrels were new oak.


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. For several generations, Bodegas Castaño has been a pioneer in this region and has come to symbolise the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm climate wines made from grapes grown at altitude, resulting in wines of great character and finesse.