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Characteristics of Secastilla
Secastilla is a red wine made by the Viñas del Vero winery in Somontano, located in the foothills of the Pyrenees by the Cinca and Vero rivers. Secastilla is a varietal Grenache from very old vines planted in the valley of Secastilla, after which the wine is named.
The vineyards are planted at an altitude of 700 metres, on Franco-sandy slopes with lots of stones.
Viñas del Vero uses organic fertilizers, mostly manure and compost. The harvest is done manually, with a first selection of grapes in the vineyard and a second on the selection table.
The grapes are destemmed and cooled.
Fermentation occurs at a temperature below 25 degrees over 15 days. Secastilla spends 10 months aging in new French oak barrels.
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, Roasted red meats, Game stew, Roasted lamb, Grilled chicken, Roasted turkey, Large game
SightCherry red with violet edges. High layer, clean and bright.NoseMedium intensity nose, with subtle aromas. Red fruit with toasty notes from aging. Vanilla, cocoa and minerals.TasteA good entrance. Fresh, sweet and well structured. Tannins, yet polished. Good acidity. Roasted red fruit, pepper and balsamic memories.
SightIntense dark ruby â??â??red colour with violet reflections. Very bright wine with glycerique tears.NoseComplex. The notes of ripe black fruit are intermingled with an outstanding mineral touch and hints of licorice, along with some spices... on its balsamic expressive and polished background.TasteElegant, complex and very fresh wine with a wide attack and a dense, meaty and powerful mid palate. Its abundant expressive notes of fruit are released along with earthy and creamy notes. Its very good acidity provides it with freshness. Very long finish which leaves a nice spicy background.
SightPresents a beautiful bright cherry color. NoseNose is fine with delicious aromas of candied fruits with balsamic notes, chocolate, liquorice and black olives. TasteElegant, fresh and structured mouth, highlights its powerful fruit load, consistent with pleasant notes of milk, chocolate and a souvenir of coffee bean.
Today, the wines of the DO Somontano are characterised by their modernity, elegance and varietal personality. Just like Alsace, Chile, Australia and California, the DO Somontano is able to boast a tempting variety of truly international style white, rosé and red wines. The majority of wines produced in this region are single variety wines, using both native and international grape varieties, produced using varying winemaking techniques. As well as maintaining a high quality of wines, the Somontano region has managed to maintain fair prices in comparison to the competition, despite heavy economic investments by the wineries. Great quality and fair prices have helped wines from the region conquer much of the domestic market and openly compete with international markets.
Viñas del Vero is named after a river in the Somontano the foot of the Pyrenees, famous for its gorges and canyons. Viñas del Vero S.A. set in late 1986 with the acquisition of 550 acres in Barbastro and other nearby towns. In 1987 began to replant the land with vineyards of the region's traditional grape varieties (Tempranillo, Moristel, Garnacha and Macabeo), along with others of different origins (Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot noir).