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Monastrell Dulce

Castaño

Monastrell Dulce Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Monastrell
Age of Vines
35
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, sand
Altitude
750 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvest, destemmed, fermented in tank until fermentation stops naturally
Aging
8 months in French and American oak barrels

Overview

Monastrell Dulce is a late harvest Monastrell sourced from vineyards with a high levels of limestone in the soils resulting in fruit with dark berry flavors, balanced acidity and a sweet tannins. Harvested at the end of October the fruit is brought to the cellars, destemmed and carefully sorted to save only the healthiest of berries. The fruit is fermented in tank until it stops naturally (usually around 16% with 170-180 g/L of residual sugar) before aging in French and American oak barrels.

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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