Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Familia Castaño Hécula Monastrelltext

Familia Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2016

Yecla, Valencia and Murcia, SpainSpain's Hecula is the benchmark producer of commercial monastrell (mourvèdre in France), courtesy of the Castaño family, owners of more than 410ha in the Yecla DO, and 80 percent of those planted to monastrell. This wine comes from a mix of sandstone and limestone soils located 750m above sea level, and the vines are a tantalizing 50 years of age. It’s all stainless fermented and then aged six months in oak, 80 percent French, 20 percent American. Modern and accessible, it is the perfect barbecue red, and it is marked down three dollars all July at BCLS.Tasted: 01 July 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 15.99 BCLS AB 16.00 private wine stores YK 17.00 ON 14.00 NB 17.50 Producer: Familia CastañoDistributors: The Delf Group
Grape: MonastrellCSPC: 583690UPC: 08422443001802