Montecillo Gran Reserva 750mlProduct Points:336Points
CRAFTING AND AGING
The is wine comes from plots of bush-trained vines on poor, sandy textured soils in the Rioja Alta area.?The?vines are an average of more than 35 years old and?low?yields.?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 28?C, with prior bleeding-off and a long maceration of three weeks in contact with the skins. Ageing in French and American oak barrels (90%-10%) over 28 months, followed by subsequent bottle conditioning for at least?4?years
LOOK:?Ruby red with a noticeable rim. Excellent brightness and clarity.
AROMA & PALATE:?On its first contact with oxygen, it appears clean but reticent. Then, sweet notes of oak appear, cinnamon, clove and candied fruits. Infinite nuances that change with the passage of time.
On the palate, it is subtle and pleasant, with great finesse upon entry and through the mid-palate. The tannins are extremely well polished and it has a serene acidity that maintains a long finish.