Price:  £7.95 | Case Rate: £7.49
Ex Tax: £6.63

Bodegas Castano - Monastrell DO Yecla 2018

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Yecla
  • Wine Maker: Mariano López
  • Grape: Mourvedre
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2015
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2011) VS: 90 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Bright cherry red in colour with violet hints. Intense aromas of ripe red fruit including blueberry and raspberry.The palate is soft, round and fruity with good concentration and weight.

Winery Information

Bodegas Castano

Based in Yecla, Bodegas Casta̱o is known for its huge efforts to promote one of Spain

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)88 pts

Wine Advocate #201 Jun 2012 - Robert Parker - The 2011 Monastrell Vinas Viejas (100% Monastrell ? or Mourvedre ? aged in stainless steel) comes from a vineyard planted at nearly 2,400-foot elevation with non-irrigated old bush/head pruned vines. More herbal and peppery than the less expensive Molino Loco, it is a well-made, deep, spicy, savory, earthy effort with more complexity and personality than its sibling. Consume this unreal value over the next 2-3 years. It reminds me of a well-made French Cotes du Rhone.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)90 pts

Jan 16 by Josh Raynolds - Deep ruby. Vibrant, sharply focused and complex on the nose, displaying fresh red berries, cherry pits, Asian spices and incense. The palate is juicy and taut with bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Closes silky and gently sweet, with resonating floral and spice notes. This vibrant, insanely inexpensive wine was made entirely in stainless steel, with one-third whole clusters.

Vinification Notes

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 traditionally and macerated for 10 days before fermentation at 28ºC. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks where the wine remained until bottling.