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Alcaria

Castaño

Alcaria Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Monastrell, Syrah, Garnacha Tintorera
Age of Vines
20-50+
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, 8-10 day maceration
Aging
4 months in French and American oak

Overview

For centuries Alcarias were at the heart of rural life in southern Spain. Centered around a grand house decorated with alabaster and Moorish tiles, these specialized hamlets housed artisanal lace or silk factories and more often than not olive oil and wine presses. Our Alcaria, with the assistance of talented winemaker, Jean-Marc Lafage, is a blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Garnacha Tintorera made in honor of these vanishing places and is a testament to the handiwork and artistry woven into the fabric of Spanish life and culture.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2016 Alcaria

Source: JD

89

2016 Alcaria

Source: WA

Murcia, Spain
  • Location
    Murcia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Yecla
  • Proprietor
    Familia Castaño
  • Winemaker
    Mariano López Fernández
  • Size / Elevation
    450 hectares / 750-900 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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