28 March 2012

The Spanish Inquisition... Wine 7 : One for the sun

Castano Monastrell Rosado Yecla, 2010

Grape:       90% Monastrell, 5% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Where:       Yecla, Spain
Booze:       13%

Foods:       Quiche Lorraine, Picinic or meze plate

Story:       Traditional methods

80% of these vineyards are planted with the native Monastrell variety and have an average age of 30 years.

Castaño is a big player because of their quality and the consistancy they have achieved in Southern Spain. They have developed and evolved the style into rich, warm climate modern wines made from grapes grown at altitude. For generations (yonks to me and you), Bodegas Castaño have been at the forefront of wine production in the often neglected area.

To sum up this wine, it is early season strawberries on toast.  Great depth of fruit, fresh and with a little body to round it off. Perfect for a sunny picnic or lunch in the sun.

Available in the sun from D Vine Wine for £8.50

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