At the foot of Monte Arabi, the Castano family tends some of the oldest vines planted in the sun drenched DO of Yecla. Under the supervision of Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Solanera is a blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tintorera which is aged in oak for 10 months. Richly flavored with dark fruit and spices, Solanera captures the warmth and generosity of this rural part of Spain.
Mature, ripe, sweet, a very alluring blend. Big, expressive and rich, yet with a tight frame. Chocolatey finish. Good regional typicity.