bodegas Sierras Salinas
Bodegas Sierra Salinas is in DO Alicante, between 600 and 850 meters above sea level. 52 hectares (104 acres), all dry-farmed, predominantly Monastrell, with small parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Alicante Bouchet (Garnacha Tintorera). The vines are 30-40 years old, this vineyard will be certified as organic next year.
Originally established by the Castaño Family in 2006, this winery became part of the MG Wines group in 2013. However the cellar was designed and built by the previous owner. It is gravity fed, meaning that no pumps are used in the winemaking process. The grapes are harvested and fed into the building at the top floor, and from that point onwards, the wine flows down-hill to eventually rest in the barrel room in the basement.
The climate in the Sierra Salinas is Mediterranean, with pronounced shortages of rain. Temperatures will reach well over 100 degrees in the summer months. Harvesting in late August, early September. Soil is poor: loose and sandy with practically no organic material present. Subsoils of sedimentary rock.
Mo Salinas Monastrell
Aromas of fresh red fruits with hints of spices and freshly baked bread