In the glass, the Hécula Jeroboam 5.0 l from Bodegas Castaño offers a dense purple-red color. This Bodegas Castaño red wine reveals all kinds of blackberries on the nose. As if that wasn't already impressive, toasted wood, chocolate and blackcurrant are added due to the ageing in small wooden barrels.
This red wine from Bodegas Castaño is for wine drinkers who like their wine dry. The Hécula Jeroboam 5.0 l comes very close to this, as it was vinified with just 1.7 grams of residual sugar. The texture of this powerful red wine is wonderfully dense on the palate. Thanks to the moderate fruit acidity, the Hécula Jeroboam 5.0 l flatters the palate with a pleasing sensation without lacking in juicy liveliness. On the finish, this wine from the Murcia wine-growing region, which has good ageing potential, finally impresses with its considerable length. There are again hints of blackberry. In the finish, mineral notes from the loam and clay-dominated soil are added.
Vinification of the Hécula Jeroboam 5.0 l from Bodegas Castaño
This wine clearly focuses on one grape variety, namely Monastrell. Only the best grapes were used for this wonderfully powerful single-varietal wine from Bodegas Castaño. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Murcia. Here, the vines dig their roots deep into loam and clay soils. The grapes for this red wine from Spain are harvested exclusively by hand when they are perfectly ripe. After manual harvesting, the grapes are immediately taken to the press house. Here they are sorted and carefully crushed. This is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks and small wooden barrels at controlled temperatures. At the end of fermentation, the Hécula Jeroboam 5.0 l can continue to harmonize on the fine lees for 6 months.
Dining recommendation for the Hécula Jeroboam 5.0 l from Bodegas Castaño
This red wine from Spain is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C as an accompaniment to spinach gratin with almonds, braised chicken in red wine or leek tortillas.