A project of the Castaño family winery, Sierra Salinas hopes to produce wines of high quality in an area of Alicante that is truly amazing. Nestled in a rolling valley of hills between the tree lined ridges of the Sierra Salina Mountains, the bodega’s setting is reminiscent of Napa Valley for those California wine lovers. The winery itself was designed by Josè M Abellan, an architect from Yecla. The whole installation was built on the idea of gravity and integration with the surrounding landscape. From the moment the grapes enter the winery until the moment they are bottled, they use minimal pumping in order to preserve the essence of the juice extracted from the regional grapes.
Inky/purple color along with notes of road tar, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, camphor, graphite and forest floor. The wine is complex, full-bodied, rich and intense with terrific purity and wonderful overall balance. It is one more example of a wine that completely over-delivers.