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Macabeo – Chardonnay

Castaño

Macabeo – Chardonnay Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Macabeo, Chardonnay
Age of Vines
20+
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Sandy clay, sandy limestone
Altitude
500-750 meters
Fermentation
15 day fermentation in stainless steel tanks and neutral oak barrels
Aging
Macabeo aged 2 months in tank, Chardonnay two months in tank and neutral French oak

Overview

A blend of half Macabeo, the primary indigenous white grape variety of Yecla, and half Chardonnay. The Mac-Chard from Castaño is sourced from Las Gruesas in the north of the DO and El Espinal in the Southeast. Las Gruesas in a terrunyo that is high in elevation (750m) with limestone-rich soils – ideally suited for the growing of Chardonnay which is complimented with warmer and more generous Chardonnay and Macabeo from the sandy soils of El Espinal. Is is fermented aged in tank with a small percentage in oak and is bottled after two months of aging.

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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