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Familia Castano Organic Macabeo

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Producer Information

Based in Yecla, Murcia, Familia Castaño is known for its huge efforts to promote one of Spain’s native varieties: Monastrell. Familia Castaño embodies the best of what southern Spain has to offer, producing rich, warm-climate wines, with almost Syrah-like complexity, which overdeliver in terms of value year after year. Castaño began bottling characterful, single-varietal Monastrell in the 1980s when the variety was used exclusively for bulk wines and blending. Today, in the expert hands of Daniel Castaño and his family, the variety maintains high quality even at moderate to generous yields. 80% of the family’s 600 hectares of vineyards are dedicated to Monastrell, with smaller plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Macabeo and Chardonnay among others. The Monastrell is sourced from dry-farmed, bush and trellised vines, up to 70 years old, in the ‘Las Gruesas’ and ‘Pozuelo’ vineyards. Totalling 336 hectares, the two vineyards sit at an elevation of 750 metres, with a north-south aspect, on sandy limestone soils.

Grapes

Macabeo,

Production

The fruit for this Macabeo is sourced from 20-year-old, organically farmed vineyards. The vines are planted at 500 metres above sea level on north-facing slopes. Both altitude and northerly aspect provide a cooling influence to temper the region's warm climate and promote fresh aromatics and bright acidity. The soil is sandy-limestone and the vines grow at a density of 2,777 vines per hectare.

Fermentation took place at 15ºC in stainless steel tanks over a period of 14-15 days, in order to preserve the variety's crisp fruit aromatics. After cool stabilisation, the wine was ready for bottling.

Tasting Notes

This wine is pale lemon in colour with youthful highlights. On the nose, there are fragrant aromas of apple, pear and quince. The palate offers brilliant balance, with juicy stone fruit tempered by the wine's bright acidity.

This is a beautiful wine for summer salads or as a pure and simple sun downer.

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