Experience the authentic Rioja with Montecillo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo, a renewed classic that offers a perfect balance of complexity and elegance. Crafted with 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, this wine boasts a rich and vibrant profile that is perfect for any occasion.
The winemaking and aging process of Montecillo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo is a true expression of the Rioja terroir. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 24ºC, followed by a cold maceration that lasts for 2 to 3 days. The second fermentation takes place in underground vats, and the wine is then aged in high-quality, semi-new American oak barrels for 18 months, a process that imparts a subtle oaky flavor to the wine. The wine is then bottle-aged for a minimum of 6 months before release.
With its cherry-red color and still bluish rim, Montecillo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo is a feast for the eyes. On the nose, this wine explodes with rich and lively aromas of cooked red fruit, with a slight hint of blackberry. Upon aeration, the oak reveals sweet notes and an alluring finish with hints of patisserie perfectly intertwined with the fruit. On the palate, it is broad, round, and characteristic of the variety, with assertive notes of ripe red fruit that are full of flavor. Multiple nuances appear on its journey through the palate, with powerful and balanced tannins that fill the mouth, resulting in a long, silky aftertaste. The exquisite acidity and juiciness that appear in the finish perfectly complement the wine’s tannins, providing the perfect combination of pleasure and complexity.
Montecillo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo is a versatile wine that pairs perfectly with tapas as well as more substantial meals. It is an essential element in the Mediterranean diet and pairs exceptionally well with pulse-based stews, lean meats, charcuterie, and homemade stews. Savor this extraordinary Rioja wine, and experience the elegance and complexity of Montecillo’s winemaking tradition.