Bodegas Castaño Hecula Monastrell 2016, Yecla

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Bodegas Castaño Hecula Monastrell 2016, Yecla
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If you're a fan of Spanish red wines, and haven't yet tried Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre), this will convert you.

It's made by the Castaño, one of the Yecla wine region's top producers. They know the local landscape like no one else. Grapes for this powerful red wine come from vineyards high up in the hot hillsides.

Surviving both freezing winters and scorching summers, the Monastrell vines have an average age of 38-years-old. That makes for some great quality grapes, with concentrated flavours. Oak ageing is just for six months, giving a hint of vanilla and spice, just like in a fine Rioja.

Rich, full-bodied and rewarding, it's the kind of Spanish red wine that gets compliments from your friends.

Woody berry and clove aromas introduce this chewy, extracted Monsatrell. Solid tannins drive its herbal plum and berry flavours, with ample woodspice and a peppery, clove-like finish. Wine Enthusiast, 88 pts
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Yecla

Grape Variety

Mourvèdre/Monastrell

Country

Spain

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Game Meats, Sausages

Vegan

Vegan

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  • Meet The Producer

  • Customer Reviews

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The Producer

The family-run estate of Bodegas Castaño traces its winemaking history back through several generations and is widely regarded as one of the top producers in the region, producing mostly Monastrell (the French Mourvèdre) on high altitude vineyards

The Winemaker

Winemaker Mariano Lopez ferments the Monastrell grapes in stainless steel tanks, followed by six months ageing in oak (50% of which was new). A mixture of French and American oak was used (approximately 80/20).

The Region

Yecla is a small wine producing area in the south-eastern corner of Spain in the region of Murcia. A combination of very dry conditions and high altitude vineyards (around 750m above sea level) leads to the production of warm, juicy Spanish styles and light, tropical whites.
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Best of the box

Tobacco, leather and bergamot nose; slightly bitter palate of dark fruits, not overly sweet and medium-heavy on the tannins. Went very well with a spicy Korean lamb dish (would also work with Greek, Spanish or Mexican - basically any heavily flavoured red meats). Love the bottle, love the wine.

By Tom on 12th June 2019

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Spain

This was a lovely surprise in my mixed case, a great full bodied woody red.

By Vince on 18th March 2019

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Spicy, rich stews need a medium bodied red with bright fruit flavours. Try a smooth Spanish red such as Monastrell.
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Roast Lamb with Herb Butter

Roast lamb works a treat with grapes such as Grenache or Mourvedre, with the balanced tannins and spiced flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast.
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Carolina Style Ribs

A classic Southern barbecue recipe with a sweet, sticky rub calls for a rich, spice-laden red to square up to the complex layers of spice in the dish. Cook long and slow with glass in hand.
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