Hécula

Hécula
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Hécula
Red wine Barrel. 6 months in French oak barrels.
  • Winery: Castaño
  • D.O.: Yecla
  • Variety: Monastrell
  • Volume: 75 cl.

Available vintages of Hécula

  • Hécula 2014
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Characteristics of Hécula

Hécula is a red wine from the D.O Yecla produced by Bodegas Castaño, one of the leading wineries in the southeast of the Spanish penninsular. This is a monovarietal of the grape Monastrell.

The grapes that produce Hécula, grow at 750m in two fields that are owned by the winery: Las Gruesas and Pozuelo. The average age of the vines are around 40 years old. It has been calculated that there are 1600 vines per hectare, while the yield is around 2000-4000/ha. The harvest is completed in the month of October and the grapes are transported quickly to the winery.

The grapes are fermented at the quickest point possible for 8-10 days at roughly 25ºC. Subsequently, Hécula undergoes a malolactic fermentation. Before being released onto the market and without being stabilised, is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Serve at 16ºC
Pairing
Grilled lamb, Small game, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Eggs, Stews, Goat cheese, Roasted lamb

Tasting notes Hécula

Sight Intense cherry colour with garnet touches. Clean and bright. Nose Expressive notes of ripe black fruit. Undertones of toasted notes on a base of low mountain pastures. Taste Strong and voluminous. Toasted notes are well-integrated, flavoursome. Good acidity that provides freshness. Enjoyable tannins and an attractive finish.
Sight Intense dark cherry colour with maroon edges. Very clean and bright. Nose Correct intensity. Very expressive and intense ripe black fruit, almost jammy, and at times even alcohol-soaked. The fruit is intermixed with toasted notes and a big background of typically Mediterranean undergrowth. Taste Hécula is a powerful red wine, with intense, bulky attack. A high concentration of fruit stands out, and there are some very well integrated toasted notes. This wine is tasty and freshy, with a good acidity bringing lots of freshness. Nice tannins, just about noticeable. Perfect finish.
Sight Intense dark cherry colour with maroon edges. Very clean and bright. Nose Correct intensity. Very expressive and intense ripe black fruit, almost jammy, and at times even alcohol-soaked. The fruit is intermixed with toasted notes and a big background of typically Mediterranean undergrowth. Taste Hécula is a powerful red wine, with intense, bulky attack. A high concentration of fruit stands out, and there are some very well integrated toasted notes. This wine is tasty and freshy, with a good acidity bringing lots of freshness. Nice tannins, just about noticeable. Perfect finish.
Sight Intense dark cherry colour with maroon edges. Very clean and bright. Nose Aromas with a correct intensity among which the expressive and intense notes of ripe black fruit, as sweet as jam and with some hints of liquor stand out. They are mixed with toasted notes and a wide background of notes of typically Mediterranean undergrowth. Taste Hécula 2010 is a powerful and bulky red wine with a intense attack. In its mid palate, it shows a nice powerness with marked but very well integrated toasted and fruity notes. It is tasty and fleshy and has a good acidity which provides it with lots of freshness. It shows nice quite noticeable tannins. Quite a good finish.
Sight Intense and bright cherry red colour with maroon edges. Nose A wine with abundant notes of expressive and intense jamed ripe black fruit, with some hints of liquor, very expressive and intense. The fruit is mixed with oak aromas on a wide background of the typical Mediterranean scrubland aromas. Taste Wine with an intense and warm attack and a friendly and powerful mid palate with marked notes of fruit and nicely integrated toasted aromas. Tasty Spanish wine, with a good acidity which provides it with freshness. Its tannins are subtly noticeable. Correct finish.
Sight High robe intense cherry red colour with maroon edges and slow-falling dense tears. Nose This wine is characterised by its good intensity and its great complexity. It shows very expressive notes of black fruit and well integrated toasted touches. When it opens up, good liquorice aromas with different spices (vanilla, cocoa) are released along with balsamic notes on an expressive background of notes of typically Mediterranean forest's herbs. Taste Very good and nice attack. Flavourful mid palate, with strong notes of fruit and toasted very well integrated. Nice acidity. Its tannins still need to be polished. Long finish that leaves sweet sensations. A wine that cannot disappoint us.
Sight It has a cherry red, intense and bright, upper middle layer. Nose Very good expression of fruit (plums, currants) with hints of licorice.
Taste On the palate is ripe, soft with good tour, and is felt long haul. Fine and intense flavors of black fruits fleshy.

Ratings

  • Parker 91
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 88
  • Proensa 89
  • Decántalo 87
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 88

Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. Yecla

2008 Good
2007 Good
2006 Good
2005 Good
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Very good
2000 Excellent
1999 Very good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Very good
1994 Good
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Good
1990 Good

Reviews

D.O. Yecla

Winery Castaño

The DO. Yecla is currently submerged in the midst of a revolution, led by small private wineries and cooperatives that are fully grasping the cultivation of vineyards and the use of new technologies, working with the star trademark grape: the Monastrell. Over recent years, the region has been producing high quality red wines that have not only built a strong reputation, but are also leading the way for a great future. D.O Yecla is without a doubt one of the most dynamic Denominaciónes de Origen. The region also boasts a strong export market, with 95% of its products sold outside of Spain, with their wines enjoyed by over 40 countries throughout the world.

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