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Casa Carmela

Castaño

Casa Carmela Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Monastrell
Age of Vines
15+
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partial whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
6 months in mainly neutral French and American oak barrels

Overview

Casa Carmela is one of countless, nearly ruined houses that dot the countryside of Murcia. Used by families who needed to leave their homes to harvest their crops each autumn since grape growing, for centuries, was not a full time job, nor was tending your vineyards, instead it was seasonal work where extended families returned to their ancestral land to pick their family’s grapes and make wine for the coming year.

Located in the highest elevation sub-zone of Yecla, Casa Carmela is surrounded my dry-farmed, and head-pruned Monastrell vines planted on clay soils rich in limestone. Farmed by the Castaño family and made at their winery in Yecla, Casa Carmela is a forthright and expressive version of Monastrell that harkens back to the pleasurable family wines that were made every year for centuries on these ancestral lands.

 

Ratings & Reviews

90

2015 Casa Carmela

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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