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Solanera

Castaño

Solanera Bottle
Appellation
Yecla
Variety
Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera
Age of Vines
40-100
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
800-900 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, each variety fermented separately in stainless steel tanks
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 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

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
  • Size / Elevation
    450 hectares / 750-900 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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