The Castaño family has always pioneered Monastrell in Yecla, experimenting with the variety, and producing warm climate wines grown at high altitude. They have been leading lights in putting the region on the map and have proven that the local grape is capable of making world-class wines.
This sweet red is 100% Monastrell, grown on low-yielding, old, small bush vines on the sandy soils of the Yecula region
Monastrell is perfectly adapted to the climate here and copes very well with the vast changes in temperature
This has the lingering, sweet finish as well as the higher alcohol of a fortified wine. After fermentation, the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for six months for greater complexity
Tasting note: Deep red colour with a terracotta coloured rim. The nose has deep black fruit notes alongside raisins, carob and black olives. Fresh and sweet on the palate, with marked plum jam and dried fig notes.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 225 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.