OT: Castaño GSM 2013

  • 20150425_144349 Winery: Bodegas Castaño Avenida de Fuenteálamo, 3 Yecla, Murcia 30510, SPAIN. Bodegas Castaño is today one of the most respected wine producers in South-Eastern Spain in recognition for their tradition and achievements in the use of the indigenous grape varieties.
  • Phone: +34 968 79 11 15
  • Winemaker: Mariano López Fernández
  • Website: www.bodegascastano.com
  • Brand: Castaño GSM  (GSM stands for Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre)
  • DO: Yecla
  • Type: Barrel Aged Red Wine. 4 months in Oak barrels (80% French & 20% American)
  • Alcohol: 14 %
  • Grape Variety: 20% Garnacha Tintorera, 40% Syrah, 40% Monastrell
  • Vineyards: Bodegas Castaño owns nearly 450 hectares of vineyards in four different estates spread throughout D.O. Yecla.
  • Soil Type: Limestone
  • Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
  • Price: € 4.80 at the winery website
  • My wine rating: 89/100 (A wine of very good to excellent quality) NEW!

The  is an outstanding Mediterranean fruit driven wine that is very deep in colour and intensity, fragrant on the nose of black fruit well-integrated liquorice and spicy notes. On the  palate, it is full bodied with outstanding, but well integrated, silky with sweet polished tannins. Best with typical Murcia dishes like Arroz al Caldero, Arroz con Conejo y Caracoles, and Arroz de Verduras. A true discovery!!!

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