Red Wine Solanera 2017

Red wine from Yecla made from Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 10 months in oak barrels.
Barrel. 10 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Yecla
Wineries: Bodegas Castaño
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Produced in the DO YeclaSolanera is the result of the collaboration between Bodegas Castaño and the renowned American importer Eric Solomon, a great connoisseur of Spanish wine.

This excellent Spanish red wine is a blend made from 70% old-vines Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) grapes, along with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera (known as Alicante Bouschet outside of Spain), both coming from 20-year-old vines.

All of the vines grow under a harsh, extremely demanding continental climate, with long, cold winters and hot summers with long drought periods.

Harvested by hand in October, after a careful selection the grapes were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then, Solanera 2017 was aged in 80% French oak barrels and 20% American oak barrels for 10 months. The wine was not stabilized prior to its bottling.

This is a nuanced wine, whose qualities will be greatly enhanced if we decant it 30 minutes before serving.

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Appearance

The red wine Solanera has a bright, clean, medium-high dark cherry colour with violet tinges.

Nose

Notes of toast, along with intringuing hints of wet earth and graphite. This blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha Tintorera shows nuances of mulberries, cranberries and redcurrants that slowly give way to notions of moka, cocoa and liquorice over a balsamic background.

Palate

Medium-bodied, savoury and very fresh, with some vegetal notes, hints of red and white flowers, remembrances of moka and toffe, and a touch of tobacco. Mild acidity and sweet, ripe tannins. This wine of Bodegas Castaño has a medium finish with some fruity remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Easy to drink, but at the same time rich and complex, Solanera 2017 is a surprisingly subtle Mediterranean red.

OTHER VINTAGES

Solanera 2016:

Enterwine 92.

Solanera 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92.

Solanera 2013:

Robert Parker called it one of the three absolute "Best Value Wines" in his 2015 ranking. Enterwine 93. Peñín 89.

Solanera 2012:

Parker 94.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Yecla
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Monastrell 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Garnacha Tintorera 15%.
Pairings Birds, Cow´s cheese, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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murcia
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Another very good, unassuming wine from Murcia.
Review by (Posted on 26 July 2018)
That's what you are
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Try this wine and you won't regret it. Full-bodied and smooth-tasting, neither oaky nor overcooked, it is one of the best values I've ever encountered.
Review by (Posted on 8 November 2017)
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