Solanero, Vinas Viejas, Yecla, 2012

  Bodegas Castano

Solanero, Vinas Viejas, Yecla

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Yecla

Yecla was granted official DO status in 1975. It is surrounded on all sides by other DO: Jumilla to the west, Alicante to the east and Almansa in the north. The classic Yecla wine is a rich, dark, fruit-driven red made from Monastrell grapes (better known in France as Mourvedre).

Grape Type: Monastrell

The Spanish name for Mourvèdre. After Syrah and Grenache, Mourvèdre is one of the most important black grape varieties in Southern France and the Southern Rhone, namely Châteauneuf-du-Pape, giving structure and intensity to the blend. It is widely planted in Spain and increasingly in Australia and California - where it's known as Mataro - for either varietal wines or blends.