Montecillo Gran Reserva
Montecillo Gran Reserva is a classic Rioja, full of flavour and elegantly complex.
PRODUCTION AND AGEING
This wine comes from parcels of bush trained vines on poor, sandy textured soils in the Rioja Alta area. The vines average an age of more than 35 years and the yields are no more than 5,500kg/ha.They 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' bottle conditioning.
AWARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
90 points · Guía Repsol(2010 vintage).
90 points · Wine Spectator (2009 vintage)
91 points · Wine Enthusiast (2009 vintage)
91 points · TheWine Advocate (2008 vintage).
Colour: Clean and bright. Deep ruby red.
Aroma and flavour: 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 agreeable from start to finish. Extremely polished tannins and poised acidity that maintains 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 fish such as salmon and tuna, as well as desserts made with dark chocolate.
Serving temperature: 18ºC - 20ºC.