Señorío de Barahonda

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


Señorío de Barahonda 2012 'Barrica' (Monastrell/Syrah), Yecla DO Login WA 91 AG 90 In Stock
Señorío de Barahonda 2014 'Carro' Tinto, Yecla DO Login 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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  • Barahonda 2012 'Barrica' (Monastrell/Syrah), Yecla DO
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (11/1/2014)

    The outstanding 2012 Barahonda Barrica (75% Monastrell and 25% Syrah aged six months in French oak) exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of blackberries, licorice, camphor, white flowers and pepper. This ripe, medium-bodied, opulent, fleshy red should drink well for several years. It's a real winner at this price point.
  • Barahonda 2012 'Barrica' (Monastrell/Syrah), Yecla DO
    Rating: 90 (1/21/2016)

    Opaque ruby. Powerful dark berry, floral pastille and licorice scents, with good clarity, energy, and a smoky nuance that builds in the glass. On the palate, tangy acidity energizes and gives structure to juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors. The rich but lively finish offers strong closing thrust and supple, even, gripping tannins.