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Barahonda Barrica by Señorío de Barahonda 2012

Barahonda Barrica

by Señorío de Barahonda 2012

Producer : Señorio de Barahonda

Region : Spain (Spain), Yecla (Spain)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Tasting Notes

"The outstanding 2012 Barahonda Barrica (75% Monastrell and 25% Syrah aged six months in French oak) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of blackberries, licorice, camphor, white flowers and pepper. This ripe, medium-bodied, opulent, fleshy red should drink well for several years. It's a real winner at this price point."

91 points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Nov 2014

Gold Medal - Sakura Wine Awards 2016

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Señorio de Barahonda
Region Spain (Spain), Yecla (Spain)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2012
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 75% Monastrell, 25% Syrah / Shiraz
Wine Type Red
Price of Case $215.40

The Producer

Señorio de Barahonda

Señorio de Barahonda is the oldest winery in the Yecla DO region of Spain. Its history started around 1850 when Pedro Candela Soriano started to produce and sell small amounts of wine locally. In 1925, when the late Antonio Candela García inherited a small production facility, the history of the winery officially started. Nowadays, his two sons, Antonio and Alfredo, take the helm and manage the wineries and the family estates.

From a small and local business to a modern winery which produces quality wines highly appreciated in the international markets, the knowledge and traditions have been handed down through these four generations. The Candela Family has spent a lifetime working with wine and Barahonda is the visible result of this passion.

Winemaker Augustin Carrion is one of the key figures whose work has shown the potential of Monastrell in Yecla. Monastrell is better known as Mourvédre in France's Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, where the terroir and climate are similar to Yecla. Both regions have a Mediterranean climate with warm days and nights.

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