Montecillo Crianza is a classic Rioja, complex and balanced -perfect for enjoying on any occasion.
PRODUCTION AND AGEING
Selective harvesting and vatting by vineyard and variety.Each varietal is vinified separately.
The alcoholic fermentation is gentle on the grapes thanks to the use of Ganimede technology with the Tempranillo.The other varieties are fermented in small stainless steel tanks, with temperature control. Malolactic fermentation takes place in underground cement tanks. Ageing in one and two year old American oak barrels for 18 months.Once the ageing in oak is completed, the three varieties are blended and the wine is bottled.At least six months' ageing in bottle before release.
AWARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Silver Medal · Mundus Vini ( 2015 vintage).
Commended · International Wine Challenge ( 2011 vintage).
Double Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value ( 2010 vintage).
Colour: Bright cherry red with violet highlights. Deep colour with a clean rim.
Aroma and flavourA very intense and elegantly perfumed nose, with a predominance of exquisite notes of black fruit: blackberry, blackcurrant and even raspberry. A background of floral notes can also be detected- violets and lilacs - that envelop the fruit.Sweet notes of patisserie, liquorice and menthol aromas make a harmonious whole with great intensity.It is fresh, silky and very expressive on the palate. It is immediately inviting, with structure and acidity that wrap around the whole of the mouth, leaving a long and pleasant aftertaste.It is a Crianza with body, polished tannins, very well balanced and harmonious.
Ideal with tapas and pinchos, red meats, charcuterie and pulse based stews.Perfect for drinking by the glass.
Serving temperature: 18ºC.