Things you don’t know about Yecla wines that will surprise you

We take a tour through some mysteries of our wine region that you don’t know and that make it one of the best wine bets of 2022.

  1. It is difficult to find an area where so many organic wines are made naturally thanks to the extreme climate, zero rainfall and a sun that favors good ripening. Accompanied by a foresighted research in all the wineries. You can find the word organic as pioneers in Spain in many of the wines of Castaño Ecológico with the famous butterfly (Hécula Organic) or the Barahonda Organic and Lady B ranges. Almost 70% of the vineyard is already organic of the 4,800 hectares, taking advantage of the mild Mediterranean climate. Some 20% of the wines will appear with this label, which defends the most traditional techniques and biodiversity in the coming years. La Purisima’s Old Hands wines win a Grand Gold every year at the Mundus Vino Biofach competition, the great organic wine show.

2. Some of the labels with DO Yecla have won the most famous awards in packaging. The brand De Nariz elaborated by the sommelier Pedro Martinez made in Barahonda has won the Pentawards 2021 and the Dieline Awards 2021 as the best wine and champagne designs in the world. On the other hand, the bag in box Casa Gras from Casa de las Especias is the best “wine in bag in box or in box” 2021 in Best Wine in Box of Toulouse.

3. In Yecla you can find great news in bag in box with design, a tradition that comes from when the Yeclanos fill their empty bottles in the taps of the wineries. Not only will we be able to easily take us by its hexagonal structure to Casa Gran (House of Spices). We love the story-driven design of Old Hands (La Purisima) or E-Box de Evine.

4. The wineries of Yecla have always been ahead of their time. They have put on the cap of winemakers, alcohol processors, exporters to Bordeaux and even advertisers making big advertising campaigns for their chato offices in Madrid. They were pioneers in building wineries at ground level instead of continuing with subway cellars.

5. If we make a comparison with all the monastrell wines from the Levantine coast, Yecla takes all the honors in price and high ratings in all tastings on average. Its trick: a fresher monastrell than Jumilla or Alicante that reaches high levels, good color, less alcohol and greater finesse thanks to the limestone and stony soils of the plot where minerality and mystery are guaranteed.

Heredad Candela, 100% monastrell de Barahonda

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