Castaño Organic Monastrell 2019
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Soft & Supple, Rich & Savoury|
|Grape Blend||100% Monastrell|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Special Features||Organic, Sustainable, Vegan|
|Extra Info||Fruity Spanish Red|
|Food Pairing Guide||A great all rounder for pasta or beef|
Castaño Organic Monastrell has rich aromas of black cherries and plums with smooth, chocolatey tannins. It's full of fruit and very pleasant drinking. A great value Organic wine that's ideal with or without food.
2018 was a complex year with a generally cold, wet spring delaying budbreak and the damp weather during flowering leading to higher than usual incidences of mildew in the vineyard. Early summer was initially rainy, but a hot August allowed the vines to catch up and ripening occurred gradually through the cooler than usual September which helped the grapes achieve great balance and flavour. Generally, the 2018 vintage was a generous harvest producing fresh wines with lower alcohols than recent years.
The Castaño family owns over 410 hectares of vineyards in the Yecla DO in south-eastern Spain. 80% of these vineyards are planted with the native Monastrell variety. For several generations, Bodegas Castaño has been a pioneer in this region and has come to symbolise the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm climate wines made from grapes grown at altitude, resulting in wines of great character and finesse.