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Familia Castaño Hécula Monastrell
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Familia Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2015

Yecla, Valencia and Murcia, SpainJuicy youthful blue fruits (berries, plums) fill this fleshy monastrell from Yecla, in south eastern Spain. The Castaño family owns more than 410ha in the Yecla DO, and 80 percent of those are planted to monastrell. This wine comes from sandstone and limestone soiled Las Gruesas and Pozuelo vineyards, located 750m above sea level and averaging 38 years of age. It was stainless fermented, then aged for six months in oak 80 percent French, 20 percent American), half of which were new. Modern and accessible, ready to drink now, with soft worn tannins, anise and fine, grippy tannins calling out for grilled ribs.Tasted: 10 January 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 16.00 specialty listing AB 16.00 private wine stores YK 17.00 ON 14.00 NB 17.50 Producer: Familia CastañoDistributors: The Delf Group
Varietal: MonastrellCSPC: 583690UPC: 08422443001802