Senorio de Barahonda

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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Yecla, Murcia
People: Candela Family, Owners | Araceli Gonzalez Martinez, Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Items

Senorio de Barahonda 2016 'Barrica' (Monastrell/Syrah), Yecla DO Login AG 91 In Stock
Senorio de Barahonda 2017 'Carro' Tinto, Yecla DO Login WA 88 In Stock

Señorío de Barahonda had it's beginning in 1925 as Bodegas Antonio Candela, which operates separately and still stands in the center of Yecla. Both owned by the Candela Family, day to day operations are run by the 4th generation of the family, Alfredo Candela and brother, Antonio. Their vineyards cover 840 acres in and around the town of Yecla, in Murcia. It is in the Altiplano district; a transitional zone between Spain's central plateau and the Mediterranean, surrounded by a ring of low mountain ranges.

The soil is composed of limestone and chalk topsoil with a clay and gravel subsoil, low in organic matter. They are deep and drain well. The water retaining clay subsoil is essential for the health of vine in such an arid climate. Due to poor sustenance, yields are low, producing smaller berries with higher skin to juice ratio. This results in greater overall concentration.

What makes Señorío de Barahonda unique? Among the oldest Monastrell vines in Spain. Founded in 1925, it is the oldest wineries in Yecla. State of the art winery with estate owned vineyards. One of Señorío de Barahonda's primary goals is to reveal the Monastrell's great potential. The genesis of this ambition developed into the Bellum project.


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Reviews

  • Barahonda 2017 'Carro' Tinto, Yecla DO
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88 (4/30/2019)

    The red blend 2017 Carro mixes Monastrell, Syrah, Tempranillo and Merlot to make a fruit-driven, grapey and juicy wine, bottled unoaked. It's polished and approachable.
  • Barahonda 2016 'Barrica' (Monastrell/Syrah), Yecla DO
    Vinous
    Rating: 91 (4/25/2019)

    Assertive blackberry, cracked pepper and violet scents pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Lush and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated dark berry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that show surprising energy for their heft. The long, penetrating finish shows bright, spicy cut and youthful, chewy tannins that come on late.