PARCELICA CHICA YECLA 2019 BY BODEGAS ANTONIO CANDELA
Parcelica Chica Yecla 2019 by Bodegas Antonio Candela is an outstanding value. Having the privilege of living in Spain for many years, I had the pleasure of sampling many wines during that time. So, I can wholeheartedly say that today’s bottle is a screaming bargain. A Mediterranean red of uncommon finesse and lively energy. The only thing that’s small about this wine is the price! Only $15.99 a bottle.
Hailing from Yecla, Spain, an area known mostly for producing bulk reds, winemaker Antonio Candela shows this part of Spain’s Levante is capable of so much more. His vines are literally grown on rocks in a desert (see picture below). The terroir is very similar to that of Chateauneuf du Pape. There is no irrigation. These vines have to dig deep to find their water pulling in all sorts of mineral flavours in to the wines. The yields are low as there is not a lot of water and the temperature is typically very high during the days. However, the cool nights provide freshness and balance to the wines.
This Monastrell-Syrah blend is full-bodied and powerful, but with balancing acidity and finesse from Candela’s old vines and high altitude.
Pair it with slow braised, grilled, or stewed meats as well as cheeses and pâtés. This wine is ridiculously good for the price.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
James Suckling, November 2020
PARCELICA CHICA YECLA BY BODEGAS ANTONIO CANDELA 2019: CHARACTERISTICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / warm and spicy / oaked
SWEETNESS / Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Breads, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Vegetables
TASTING NOTE / “A very rich, juicy wine with the alcohol coming through, but there’s plenty of blue fruit and polished, chewy tannins. Flavourful finish. New wood comes through. Yet, I like the opulence and the flavours here. Better in 2021.”
Larry G. – Verified Buyer
“One big big red. This is one of the “biggest” reds I’ve tried. In spite of its strength it’s smooth finish is a pleasure.”
Anthony O. – Verified Buyer
“Our Standard Go To. This is one of our standard daily wines for dinner. Not afraid to present it for dinner guests as it shows it can deliver with the big names.”
Rod M. – Verified Buyer
“Nice everyday wine. Easy drinking fruity wine.”
Trevor – Verified Buyer
“Great Value Wine. Another great find by the Wine Online team. This wine is a value red that can be enjoyed on its own or with food. Shows even better when you can open it up in advance.”
Daniel P. – Verified Buyer
“Great wine at a great price.”
Stan B. – Verified Buyer
“Great value nice afternoon wine”
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