For the white wines the grapes used are Merseguera, Verdil, Airén, and Macabeo. The vineyards are situated on a high plateau around the town of Yecla, at heights ranging from 1,312-2,296 feet (400-700 metres) and they are protected by the undulating hills and small mountains. This Spanish wine area is subdivided into Yecla and Yecla Campo Arriba - the low-lying land - in which only Monastrell is planted and from which the wine is much more full- bodied than the rest of the DO. Yecla currently makes several acceptable fresh, fruity light Spanish wines without much character, perhaps because of an absence of acidity. Drink these Spanish wines mainly as an aperitif or thirst quencher. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wines 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C).
The better Yecla Blanco is the Crianza (Viña Las Gruesas Crianza or Castaño Barrica of Bodega Castaño, Yecla). These Spanish wines have powerful aromas with a hint of vanilla (the wood), a fine fruity scent and taste, and greater body. Unfortunately this wine also lacks in acidity and therefore lacks overall balance. This will surely come too for a great deal is being invested in Yecla and in the techniques of wine-making. Drink temperature for this Spanish wine is 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).
Yecla’s rosado, which are generally a mixture of Monastrell and Garnacha, are reasonable. They a very fruity and juicy. Drink these pleasing rosé Spansih wines for instance with embutidos (meat products). You can drink this Spanish wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).
Many ordinary Yecla reds are offered as vinos jovenes. These are largely produced by the macération carbonique or method of steeping in carbonic acid and they are fresh, light, and very fruity. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wine is 53.6-57.2°F (12-14°C).
Yecla too has its better Crianza and Reserva wines (such as Pozuelo Crianza and the Reserva of Bodega Castaño, Yecla). These wines are blends of Monastrell, Garnacha, Cencibel (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot for the Crianza, and Monastrell and Garnacha for the Reserva. Both Spanish wines are fairly dark in colour and possess wonderful fruity bouquets with clear hints of vanilla. The taste if fully-flavoured, juicy, with mild tannin, and not too much alcohol. Drink temperature for this Spanish wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C).