2013 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva

    2013 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva

    $22.99

    Product description

    Established in 1870, Bodegas Montecillo is one of the oldest wineries in the D.O. Rioja. The name, Montecillo—or little mountain—speaks to the irregular topography of the Rioja vineyards. Surrounded by vines and close to the waters of the majestic Ebro river, the city of Fuenmayor is set amongst flat topped hills, and in the distance, the distinctive rocky mass of the Cantabrian Mountains.

    Montecillo’s ancient underground ‘bodega’ houses hand stacked bottles that remain undisturbed until reaching optimal roundness, including vintages that date back to 1926, the year that the Rioja Designation of Origin was created. The wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life; they continue bottle ageing longer than those from other wineries in the region.

    Montecillo is also renowned for its female winemakers; led by oenologist Mercedes Garcia.

     

    Deep bright cherry red color, clean with garnet rim. On the nose it shows great balance and ripe fruit followed by fresh hints of noble oak. Structured and elegant tannins accompanied by sweet, aniseed-like notes for an intense and long finish.

    The perfect accompaniment to red grilled or barbecued meats, stews and slightly chilly dishes. Fresh yet complex pairs beautifully with a broad range of cheeses.

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