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Solanera

Castaño

Solanera Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera
Age of Vines
30-70
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Sandy clay-limestone
Altitude
800-900 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, Monastrell partially destemmed, each variety fermented separately in concrete vats and open-topped oak vats
Aging
10 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels

Overview

At the foot of Monte Arabi, the Castaño family tends some of the oldest vines planted in the sun-drenched DO of Yecla. Under the supervision of Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Solanera is a blend of old vine Monastrell (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), and Tintorera (15%), which is aged in oak for 10 months. Richly flavored with dark fruit and spices, Solanera captures the warmth and generosity of this rural part of Spain.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2017 Solanera

Source: JD

93

2016 Solanera

Source: JD

92

2015 Solanera

Source: JD

92

2015 Solanera

Source: WA

92

2013 Solanera

Source: WA

94

2012 Solanera

Source: WA

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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