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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 clay-limestone
Altitude
500-750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 15 day fermentation in stainless steel tanks (85%) and French oak barrels (15%)
Aging
Macabeo aged 2 months in tank, Chardonnay two months in tank and French oak barrels (~7.5%)

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 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. Fermented aged in tank with a small percentage in oak, it is bottled after two months of aging.

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

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