Bodegas Castano Hecula 2006

Mourvedre from Spain

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Item No. 96464
  • red wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

"Deep ruby. Complex aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and flowers. Fleshy dark berry preserve flavors are deep and supple, with gentle acidity adding energy. A smoky note arrives with air and carries through the long, sappy finish. As usual, this is an outstanding value."
-International Wine Cellar

"The 2006 Hecula was sourced from a single vineyard. Half was tank-aged and half was raised in seasoned French oak. Purple-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of violets, blue fruits, and blackberry. On the palate it is medium to full-bodied with layers of fruit, savory flavors, good concentration, and a lengthy finish. It may well evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now."
-Wine Advocate

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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Learn About Other Spain

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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