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Bodegas Castano Hecula 2003

Bodegas Castano Hecula 2003

Mourvedre from Spain

Price: $13.79
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The 2009 vintage is available for: $11.99
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Item No. 83617
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

"This is a custom cuvee made for American importer Eric Solomon, so the wine sold in other markets will be different blends and/or selections. The 2003 Hecula, aged in equal parts tank and French wood, is produced from ancient, non-irrigated Mourvedre vines planted in pure limestone. Inky ruby/purple to the rim, with a sweet bouquet of ripe plums, figs, raspberries, and cherries, it boasts a terrific texture, enviable purity, medium to full body, and a long, seamless finish. Drink this outstanding bargain over the next 2-3 years."
-Wine Advocate

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Learn About Bodegas Castano Map ItMap It

There are only a handful of wineries remaining in Yecla since the phyloxera plague, and they are led by the forward-thinking Bodegas Castano, which has helped to reinvigorate the winemaking in the region. Created by Ramon Castano Santa and his 3 sons, Bodegas Castano is not nearly as old as the vines it owns. Starting quite small, the family has nurtured these old...

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The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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