Familia Castaño, Monastrell 2014, Yecla, Spain
Tasting Note: This wine is from the Yecla region of Spain which is well-known for monastrell or mourvédre as it’s known elsewhere.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of blackberry, black plum, black currant and charred wood.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied wine presents concentrated black fruit with ripe, velvety, medium-plus tannin.
The wine is medium in acidity with some hints of vanilla and smoke that all combine to elevate the wine and the flavor profile suggested on the nose.
A good bottle with consumer-leaning, price-to-value ratio.
Bottle Note: Who – The Castaño Family is today one of the most respected wine producers in south-eastern Spain. Their roots can be traced many generations back in Yecla, a small wine region in the north of Murcia. Where – High altitude old vineyards on limestone soils. Where – High altitude old vineyards on limestone soils. What – 100% Monastrell. Why – Castaño range are well balanced and concentrated wines with the pure taste of our finest grapes.
Importer: European Cellars LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina
Tasting Date: July 24, 2017