Yecla is one of the regions that receives the most awards and consistently achieves the best scores. In this list we have come up with the idea of exploring the wines that have consistently reached the zenith for more than 5 years.
They have been featured in the best wine guides and international jury awards but go unnoticed in the most common wine shops. Nowadays it is easy to find many new labels from all the wineries of the region that easily get more than 92 points thanks to the potential and wise elaboration with Monastrell, Syrah or Garnacha Tintorera. There are new wines from winehunter wineries that are a temptation for adventurers such as Biógrafo del Vino (Bodegas y Viñedos El Soleado), Altos de las Gateras and Casa de la Cera (Bodegas Castaño) or Trenza Family Collection (Bodegas Trenza).
The most difficult thing is to be able to repeat from vintages like 2011 every year scores that exceed 92 points in guides such as Peñín de los Vinos de España, the most complete guide on the Spanish map along with the prestigious Proensa or Gourmets. We have added vintages since 2010 and there is a ranking of pioneers worth applauding for having opted for the most stony and sandy soils of the Campo Arriba area or the centenary Monastrell.
Casa Cisca of Bodegas Castaño is the wine that most critics like and a true model of Monastrell from old vines in stony and sandy soils at 700 metres above sea level in the area that offers more freshness to the wines. A wine that comes from a privileged terroir with vines over 100 years old and is refined in 16 months in French and American oak barrels. A benchmark wine for 35€ pvp with more than 91 points that evolves for the better with each vintage. Other wines with a long track record and pioneers for years on the podium are Viña Detrás de la Casa Syrah from the same winery made for Uvas Felices (Vila Viniteca, from selected syrah estates in unique stone and sandy soils for €14.60, and finally La Purisima Old Vines Expression from Coop. La Purisima), a blend of Yecla’s fetish older varieties from a winery that works in the oldest local vineyards: monastrell, syrah and garnacha tintorera for €11. These wines have won awards for their consistency, giving way to an ever-increasing ranking of promising wines. Stay tuned, Yecla will have a lot to talk about.