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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Yecla, denominated wine zone in the levante, south east Spain. Sandwiched between jumilla, alicante, and almansa (see map under spain), Yecla is dominated by La Purísima, the single largest co-operative in Spain. The red monastrell represents 85% of all grapes grown in the region. The private Bodegas Castaño is pioneering more ambitious wines by adding Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, and Merlot to Monastrell.

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