Bodegas Castano has long been an advocate of the Monastrell varietal in the zone and its use has increased in other bodegas as a result. Known as Mourvedre in France and other parts of the world, the varietal is perhaps best known for its influence on the wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape where the terroir and climate is not dissimilar to that of Yecla with both benefiting from a very warm, Mediterranean climate with warm days and nights.
The 2004 Hecula is a single vineyard selection of 100% Monastrell, 50% tank aged and 50% aged in French oak. It is slightly less ebullient but more serious than its younger sibling. Exhibiting aromas of toasty black fruits with milk chocolate in the background, this is a super-rich effort with terrific depth and concentration for its humble price.
| Brand||HECULA MOASTRELL|
| Size||75 CL|
| Region Produced in||Yecla|
| Cask||American white oak casks, French Oak|
| Made with||100% Monastrell|
| Alcohol Content||14%|
| Reserve||6 Months|
| Tasting Notes||Intense and shiny cherry red colour, clean.
Outstanding fruity expression -plum, fig, berries- intense balsamic aromas (mentholated) and perfectly integrated wooden notes.
Soft and silky on the palate, embodying, with elegant ripe tannins and a wide pleasant aftertaste.
| Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
| Item model number||8422443001802|
| Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas Castaño|
| Country Produced in||Spain|