Wine Montecillo Edición Limitada
- GRAPE EXCHANGE: Tempranillo grape , Graciano grape
- TYPE OF WINE: Red
- Designation of Origin: Rioja
- ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5º vol.
- SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16º C
- WINERIES: Montecillo
- TASTING NOTES: View: Clean and bright. Medium-high layer. Red cherry color, with shades still bluish. Nose: Its intense aromatic charge condenses the depth of the black fruit with balsamic and mineral notes and the caramel and pastry memories. Palate: Sweet tannins, powerful and fresh at the same time, there is a unique balance between the compote and the fine spices typical of the oak cask. Wide aftertaste and an evocation of gastronomic pleasure.
- BARREL AGING: 28 months
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Elaboration of Montecillo Limited Edition
First fermentation at a controlled temperature of 26ºC of each varietal separately. Maceration (contact with skins) for 20 days.
Second natural fermentation in underground tanks.
Each variety fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26ºC. Bleeding to look for concentration. Continuous overhauls looking for color and structure.
Cold maceration before and after. Malolactic in small underground cement tanks. Each variety is transferred to new French oak and mixed oak barrels, where they remain for 22 months.
In the last racking the two varieties are assembled and the last 6 months of aging as the only wine. It is bottled in our underground cellars for at least 2 years, protected from light.
What kind of wine is Montecillo Limited Edition
Aging (oxidative) in new French oak barrels and mixed wood (interspersed staves) for 22 months. Assemble of the two varieties and aging for 6 months as the only wine.
Red wine with a aging (reductive) in bottle with a minimum of 18 months sheltered from light.
The winery Montecillo
The origin of Montecillo is found in Fuenmayor, one of the villages with the greatest viticultural tradition of the Rioja Alta. Surrounded by vineyards and very close to the waters of a serene and benefactory river, the majestic Ebro, the surroundings of Fuenmayor are framed by hillocks and, beyond, by the distinctive rocky mass of the Sierra de Cantabria.
More than 140 years after the foundation of our first winery in Fuenmayor, Bodegas Montecillo maintains a solid philosophy of respect for the vineyard, selection of the best grapes, consistent vinification, aging in high quality oak barrels and a refined in the calm of the underground drafts, where bottles of vintages are stored that go back to 1926, the same year of creation of the DOCa Rioja.
Denomination of Origin del Montecillo Limited Edition
It belongs to the DO Rioja, a name that dates from the late nineteenth century, but is not officially formed until 1925. The area that receives this designation of origin covers the autonomous communities of Rioja and the Basque Country.
The grapes produced in this denomination are: Tempranillo, Garnacha tinta, Mazuelo, Graciano and Maturana tinta.
The wines of this denomination are characterized for being fresh, aromatic wines, with an excellent ship and above all they are very balanced wines.
Rioja wines are easy to drink wines.
Varieties of grapes used in Montecillo Limited Edition
65% Tempranillo and 35% Graciano. The Tempranillo is selected from vineyards located in the terms of Fuenmayor, Medrano and Cenicero whose cultivation occurs in dry land and with low production. La Graciano comes from plots over 20 years old located near Laguardia.
Wine pairing Montecillo Limited Edition
Ideal to accompany dishes of red meat and game. Being a wine with a certain power, it also pairs perfectly with very cured sausages.
Awards and distinctions of Montecillo Limited Edition
94 points · Decanter (a. 2010).
92 points · International Wine Challenge (2011).
91 points · Andreas Larsson (a. 2011).
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