More than a hundred and forty years after its foundation, Bodegas Montecillo continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence and its focus on producing maximum quality wines year aer year. Montecillo Gran Reserva is a classic Rioja, well structured and elegantly complex.
Vintage: 2010. Excellent
Grape variety: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano
Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja, Rioja Alta
PRODUCTION AND AGEING
This wine comes from parcels of bush-trained vines on poor, sandy textured soils in the Rioja Alta area. The vines are an average of more than 35 years old and the yields are no more than 5,500 kg/ha. The grapes are harvested with great care and transported to the winery in small containers. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28ºC, with prior bleeding off and long maceration of three weeks in contact with the skins. Ageing in French and American oak barrels (90%-10%) for 28 months, followed by at least four years cellaring in bottle.
90 points · Guía Repsol (v. 2010)
90 points · Wine Spectator (v. 2009)
91 points · Wine Enthusiast (v. 2009)
91 points · The Wine Advocate (v. 2008).
COLOR: Clean and bright. Deep ruby red.
AROMA AND TASTE: : Very intense with notes of sweet oak, cinnamon, clove and candied fruit. Complex, with many nuances that vary with the passage of time. Very elegant, subtle and pleasant entry and passage through the mouth. Extremely polished tannins and poised acidity that sustains a long finish.
Ideal for serving with all kinds of meat, particularly game. It is a very elegant wine that enhances stews and dishes of oily sh such as salmon and tuna, as well as desserts made with dark chocolate.
Serving temperature: 18ºC - 20ºC.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
Residual sugar: 1.6 g/l
Acidity: 5.4 g/l