"The 2002 Hecula, a custom cuvee made for the American market, is a 100% Mourvedre (grown in pure limestone at an altitude of 800 meters) aged in equal parts tank and French oak... deep ruby/purple-colored, dense effort. If offers big, substantial blackberry, earthy, currant flavors with hints of cherry and licorice in the bachground. Surprisingly intense and pure, it represents a terrific bargain."
There are only a handful of wineries remaining in Yecla since the phyloxera plague, and they are led by the forward-thinking Bodegas Castano,
which has helped to reinvigorate the winemaking in the region.
Created by Ramon Castano Santa and his 3 sons, Bodegas Castano is not nearly as old
as the vines it owns. Starting quite small, the family has nurtured these old plantings
and re-planted other parcels and now owns 350 hectares of some of
the prime vineyard land... View More