£ 9.45, 75 cl
This organic, 100% Monastrell Rose wine is a bright pink. Intense notes of red apple, red grape and strawberry compliment is vibrant acidity and long finish.
A bright pink, this wine shows intense ripe red fruits aromas of strawberries, cranberry and apple with hints of rose petals. On the palate it is fresh, where the fruits compliment a vibrant acidity and a long persistent finish.
The bush trained vines are grown on organic plots of limestone 750 metres above sea level. Dry, sunny weather and specific soil conditions here give little chance for mould or pests to thrive, allowing a pesticide-free and agrochemical-free crop every year. The average age of the vines is over 30 years old which are planted at a density of 1,600 vines per hectare.
The grapes were crushed very lightly, the free run juice after settling goes straight to fermentation to retain it's colour and aromatics. The wine is fermented at a controlled temperature of 16ºC for 13-14 days in stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine remained in stainless-steel tanks until bottling.
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.