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SPAIN | YECLA | BODEGAS CASTAÑO

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ABOUT BODEGAS CASTAÑO

Bodegas Castaño is a renowned winery located in the heart of the Yecla region in southeastern Spain. With a rich history spanning over 70 years, the winery has become a symbol of excellence in winemaking and a true ambassador of the region's viticultural heritage.

 

The Castaño family has been at the forefront of winemaking in Yecla since the 1950s. Today, the third generation continues the family tradition, combining their deep-rooted knowledge with modern winemaking techniques. This fusion of tradition and innovation is reflected in the exceptional quality of Bodegas Castaño's wines.

 

One of the key factors that sets Bodegas Castaño apart is their commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. They prioritize organic farming methods and utilize natural resources to ensure the health and longevity of their vineyards. This dedication to sustainability not only produces high-quality grapes but also preserves the region's natural beauty for future generations.

The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level, where the combination of continental and Mediterranean climates creates ideal conditions for grape cultivation. The warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines with remarkable complexity, vibrant flavors, and balanced acidity.

 

Bodegas Castaño specializes in producing wines from the Monastrell grape variety, which thrives in the arid and rugged terrain of Yecla. The Monastrell wines from Bodegas Castaño are characterized by their intense color, concentrated fruit flavors, and elegant tannins. These wines have gained international recognition and are often regarded as some of Spain's finest expressions of the Monastrell grape.

 

The winery's commitment to quality is evident in every step of the winemaking process. The grapes are carefully handpicked at their optimal ripeness and undergo meticulous sorting to ensure only the finest fruit is used. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels, depending on the desired style of the wine. The wines are then aged in a combination of French and American oak, adding depth and complexity to the final product.

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ABOUT YECLA

Named after the town of Yecla, the zone was delimited and granted official DO status in 1975. The climate here, 50 miles inland, marks the transition between coastal Mediterranean influences and the harsh continental climate of Spain's hot, arid interior. Rainfall is low, with less than 12in falling annually. Thankfully, the limestone soils here are efficient at storing whatever rainfall the region is fortunate enough to receive. The classic Yecla wine is a rich, dark, fruit-driven red made from Monastrell grapes.

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