Red Wine Hécula 2018

Red wine from Yecla. Monastrell aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels.
Barrel. 6 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Yecla
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell,
Wineries: Bodegas Castaño
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

After more than 20 vintages, Hécula Monastrell has earned the right to be called "one of Spain's absolute best values."

Produced by Bodegas Castaño, this Spanish red wine is a single varietal Monastrell from the DO Yecla.

It is made from 40-year-old vines planted at an altitude of 750 metres aboves sea level. Soils are composed of rocks, sand and lime.

Traditionally vinified, Hécula 2018 was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days.

After that, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 6 months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Hécula has a clean, very bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.


This red wine by Bodegas Castaño is lively and expressive, with some spicy aromas of ripe blackberries, typical of Monastrell, a note of violets, and hints of liquorice, undergrowth, balsam and leather.


Well-crafted and gentle, this Monastrell from Yecla has a good acidity and crunchy tannins. Ripe black fruit, violets, jammy raspberries, spices and underbush. Long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

Expressive and absolutely drinkable, Hécula 2018 is a superb value from Yecla.


Hécula 2017:

Enterwine 91.

Hécula 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Hécula 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Hécula 2014:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 87.

Hécula 2013:

Parker 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Yecla
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Monastrell
Pairings Aperitif, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Pica Pica, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
2 Reviews
wine hecula
Good and intense Monastrel. Great price!!
Review by (Posted on 26 July 2018)
Great Monastrell
I think it is an amazing value. Could beat wines twice the price!!
Review by (Posted on 10 August 2017)
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