Montecillo Rioja Crianza Red 2017

Montecillo Rioja Crianza Red 2017

Montecillo Rioja Crianza Red 2017

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Winemaker Notes:
Montecillo Crianza consistently wins ‘best value’ wine awards, around the world. Established in 1874, Bodegas Montecillo is one of the oldest wineries in the D.O. Rioja. Montecillo maintains its ancient underground ‘bodega’ where hand stacked bottles remain undisturbed until reaching optimal roundness. Montecillo wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life; they continue bottle ageing longer than those from other wineries in the region.

Elegant and attractive cherry red, with a good depth and intensity of color. Ripe fruit on the nose, particularly strawberry preserve. Subtle flavors interlaced with notes of sweet oak that are reminiscent of black liquorice. Broad entry in the mouth, rounded and with great presence. Th­is is when we really notice the high quality of the oak, thanks to tannins that are well integrated with the ripe fruit, making the wine silky with a long, pleasant aftertaste.

Ideal with grilled meats, charcuterie, vegetable and pulse based stews, tapas and canapes.


91pts-James Suckling:
This is a soft and round-textured Rioja with plum and dark-chocolate character. Medium body. Delicious finish.
SKU

W-00000366

COUNTRY

Spain

REGION

Rioja

TYPE

Red

VINTAGE

2017

VARIETAL

Tempranillo

VOLUME

.750L