Crushed & Cured

Familia Castaño, Organic Rosado, Murcia, Spain 2023


Delicate, pale pink in colour, this wine shows pleasant aromas of raspberry and strawberry. A silky, enjoyable mouthfeel with a long, elegant finish.

Based in Yecla, Familia Castaño is known for its huge efforts to promote one of Spain’s native varieties: Monastrell. Castaño embodies the best of what southern Spain has to offer, producing rich, warm-climate wines, with almost Syrah-like complexity, which overdeliver in terms of value year after year.

The bush trained vines are grown on organic plots of limestone 750 metres above sea level. Dry, sunny weather and specific soil conditions here give little chance for mould or pests to thrive, allowing a pesticide-free and agrochemical-free crop every year. The average age of the vines is over 30 years old which are planted at a density of 1,600 vines per hectare.

The grapes were crushed very lightly. After settling, the free run juice went straight to fermentation to retain its vibrant colour and fresh fruit aromatics. The must was fermented at 16ºC for 13-14 days in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine remained in stainless steel tanks until bottling, to enhance the wine's purity of fruit.

Country: Spain 

Region: Murcia 

Vintage: 2023

Grape Variety: Monastrell

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Familia Castaño