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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mo 2006
Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mo 2006
(search item no. 99144)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $12.49

Winemaker's Notes:

In 2000, the CastaƱo family acquired and re-organized some old vineyards located at the lowest part of Sierra Salinas, between the provinces of Murcia and Alicante and decided to have a winery built there. The winery is a state of the art, gravity flow facility on the mountains' foothills at about 650 meters above sea level. Only the grapes from the self owned 52 hectares of vineyard surrounding the winery are harvested following a strict selection and vinification process with a cool maceration previous to alcoholic fermentation and post fermentative maceration with skins and seeds. A blend of 25-year-old Monastrell and Garnacha Tintoreria and 15-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak barrels for 4 months.
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About Bodegas Sierra Salinas:

In 2000 the Castano family acquired and re-organized old vineyards located at the foot of the Sierra Salinas Mountains, between the provinces of Murcia and Alicante, and built the Bodegas Sierra Salinas. The vineyards are situated at diverse altitudes with a range of soil types and arid micro-climates characterized by cold winters and warm summers.

Five different grape varieties are grown on the property including: non-irrigated Monastrell bush vines (50% of the total density of the plantation) and irrigated Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera and Petit Verdot.