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 sandy with a limestone content that gives the wines good levels of minerality. The average age of the vines is 18 years and they are planted at an average density of 2,700 vines per hectare, trellised and pruned short.
Weather conditions in 2012 were extraordinarily dry and warm, creating high concentration in the berries and low natural yields. Harvest started in the second week of September.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 15ºC for 15-16 days. No malolactic fermentation or oak ageing took place which preserved the natural fruit purity and freshness of the wine.
Pale lemon with elegant notes of white fruit and apple. The palate is juicy with ripe citrus fruit and a pleasing, minerally finish
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.