Bodegas Castaño Solanera Vinas Viejas DO Yecla 2015

Complex and engaging. Interest notes of pencil shavings and acacia flowers compliment blueberry and blackcurrant fruit. Full-bodied and structured.

Bodegas 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, recognising the true potential of southern Spain's native grape variety, Monastrell, to produce top quality wine.

Bodegas Castaño Solanera Vinas Viejas DO Yecla 2015
Bodegas Castaño Solanera Vinas Viejas DO Yecla 2015
Tasting Notes
"The 2015 Solanera used to wear the ultimate Spanglish label, which said "Viñas Viejas of Monastrell" even if it was always a blend (in this vintage, the blend includes 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera). The revamped 2015 has a completely different label that only keeps the "viñas viejas" moniker. In this wine, from the joint venture with U.S. importer Eric Solomon that started in 1999, they used part of full clusters and sourced the grapes from Casa Marta, a nine-hectare, head-pruned, dry-farmed plot on very stony soils in the north of Yecla at the foot of the Mount Arabí. It fermented in concrete vats and open-top barrels and matured in barrique, each variety separately, for some ten months, after which it was blended and bottled. This is the vintage of the big change in this wine, where, as with the majority of its siblings, there is better balance and more integrated oak, more freshness and better balance. The nose is quite captivating, especially after some time in the glass, when it starts developing some floral aromas, perfect ripeness, no warmth or alcohol and a powerful, yet terribly balanced palate with concentration and elegance, fine-grained tannins and clean, focused flavors. This is my favorite Solanera to date."
At A Glance
Country Of Origin Spain
Region Yecla
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell
Vintage 2015
Producer Castano
ABV 14
Style Full-Bodied
Volume 75cl
Closure Cork
Serving Suggestion Serve Room Temperature
Food Pairing Beef, Game, Lamb, Steak
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