At one time Monastrell was the second most planted red wine variety in Spain (behind Garnacha). The Castaño family are determined to bring it back to popularity with their darkly delicious, easy drinking, spicy blackberry and cherry filled red.
Ramón Castaño Santa, founder of Bodegas Castaño, started making his first wines in bulk back in 1950. A pioneer in the use of the Monastrell grape, he extended the family heritage with the purchase of new vineyards and the incorporation of their three children, Ramón, Juan Pedro and Daniel, into the business. Bodegas Castaño is now recognized as one of the most respected producers in southeast Spain. And their speciality? Creativity with indigenous grape varieties, keeping alive the Castaño family's passion for Monastrell. Blended here with spicy Syrah, it delivers a rich, dark red, with flavours of blackberry and black cherry. Young and fresh, and drinking perfectly now, it pairs beautifully with baked aubergine and lamb dishes.
"Rich in ripe fruit, balanced beautifully by balsamic and slightly spicy notes. Delicioso!"
Beth Willard Buyer for Spain