Montecillo Crianza Magnum
More than a hundred and forty-five years after its foundation, Bodegas Montecillo continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence and its focus on producing maximum quality wines year after year. 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 flavour: It is powerfully fruity on the nose, with notes of American oak, some touches of cafe latte and hints of liquorice from the Tempranillo grape. On the palate, it is smooth, expressive and broad. The finish is long and elegant, with notes of high quality oak that integrate perfectly with the clean, ripe and explosive fruit.
Ideal with stews, charcuterie, and all kinds of Mediterranean-style meats and roasts.
Serving temperature: 18ºC