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Bodegas Montecillo 22 Barricas Grand Reserva 2012 750ml

SKU: 210000053953 ISBN: 022851244013

The vines are an average of morethan 35 years old and low yields. They are harvested with great care and transported to the winery in small containers_read more

$159.99

Wine Information:

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Rioja

Variety: Tempranillo

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$159.99
 


This wine comes from plots of bush-trained vines on poor, sandytextured soils in the Rioja Alta area. The vines are an average of morethan 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 stainlesssteel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28ºC, with prior bleeding-off and a long maceration of three weeks in contact with theskins. Ageing in French and American oak barrels (90%-10%) over 28 months, followed by subsequent bottle conditioning for at least 4 years until it is leaves the winery.


AWARDS

93 Silver Medal · International Wine Challenge (v. 2011).

90 puntos · James Suckling (a. 2010).

90 puntos · Guía Repsol (a. 2010).

90 puntos · Wine Spectator (a. 2009).

91 puntos · Wine Enthusiast (a. 2009).

91 puntos · Wine Wine Advocate (a. 2008).


SENSORY EVALUATION

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 uponentry and through the mid-palate.

The tannins are extremely well polished and it has a serene acidity that maintains a long finish.


SERVING & FOOD PAIRING

White meat, oven-baked fish. Cured meat and dark chocolate desserts.

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