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Hecula

Castaño

Hecula Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Monastrell
Age of Vines
35-60
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel, sand
Altitude
700-800 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, fermented in stainless steel tank, 10 day maceration
Aging
6 months in French (80%) and American oak (20%), 50% new barrels

Overview

Hécula is an old-vine Monastrell sourced from two districts, Las Gruesas & Pozuelo, both in the northern part of DO Yecla. Here the soils are high in lime content and at a higher elevation than the rest of the region, the Monastrell is dense and rich but with balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Hécula is destemmed, fermented in stainless steel tanks with a maceration of 10 days followed by aging in French and American oak barrels.

Ratings & Reviews

89

2015 Hecula

Source: WA

90

2015 Hecula

Source: Decanter Worldwide Wine Award

91

2013 Hecula

Source: WA

91

2012 Hecula

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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