Bodegas Castano Monastrell 2008

Mourvedre from Spain

Item No. 101112
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

100% Monastrell from three 30 year old non-irrigated vineyard sites in Campo Arriba.

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Alan Pickel - Stamford, CT (read all my reviews)

I drank as much opf the 2007 as I could get my hands on. It was a wonderfully pleasant everyday drinking wine. RP hit the 2007 on the nose! The 2008 was very disappointing. It was much harsher and didn't dramtacially improve even after opening for 30 minutes. If you like the 2008, get your hands on the 2007!
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I'm not a wine expert. I like big, bold wines and this delivers. It's unique in that it's very spicy. It can stand up to the any food but I enjoy just sipping it. Excellent wine at an excellent price.
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n8 - Colchester, VT (read all my reviews)

Style: Earthy & Spicy
This is a great spicy red at the price. Black pepper and black cherries came through for me on the tongue.
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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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