Crushed & Cured

Familia Castaño, `Hécula` Organic Monastrell, Yelca, Spain, 2021


This wine is deep ruby in colour. The nose displays opulent aromas of blueberry, wild raspberry, and liquorice with hints of violet and allspice. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with an inviting richness. Notes of toasted cedar and nutmeg are neatly integrated with red berry fruit. Silky mouthfeel and soft, ripe tannins are balanced by the wine's juicy acidity.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days at 24-26°C. The wine was then aged for six months in oak barrels of which 50% were new. The oak used was 80% French and 20% American.

Country: Spain 

Region: Yelca 

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Monastrell

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Familia Castaño