MONTECILLO RESERVA 2014
Montecillo Winery, a family history founded since 1874 in the heart of the Rioja Alta by the Navajas family. Montecillo is the 3rd oldest of the more than 600 wineries in Rioja and the 2nd oldest in Rioja Alta. Since its earliest days several generations of Navajas, trained in France have devoted their lives to the craft of winemaking.
Montecillo means “little mountain/hill” in Spanish.It honours the first terroirs planted for this wine on a sunny hillside.
Its reputation was the best guarantee for the wines and Montecillo a name that spoke for itself.
No 25 in the World's Top 100 Wines in the World 2020 and 92 points ·
Wine Spectator (2013 v.)
91 points · Tim Atkin MW, Rioja Report 21 (2014 v.)
91 points · Guía Repsol (2012 v.)
90 points · Guía Gourmets (2012 v.)
Gold Medal · Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (v. 2011).
92 points · James Suckling (v. 2011).
90 points · Wine Advocate (2010 v.)
2014. Qualied as Good in the D.O Ca Rioja. e rainfall that occurred just before harvest aected the health and correct ripening of the grapes and we had to carry out work in the vineyard to achieve the best quality. In our case, the exhaustive selection meant that we made 30% less than usual, rejecting fruit from vines with damage to the skins, or uneven ripening of the grapes.
92% Tempranillo and 8% Mazuelo.ORIGIN D.O.Ca. Rioja, Rioja Alta. e Tempranillo vineyards are locatedin Fuenmayor, Cuzcurrita, Huérca-nos, and Hormilla. ey are an average of 30 years old, dry-farmed and bush trained. Dierent types of soil, the majority of which are calcareous-clay and low in organic material. e Mazuelo comes from Medrano, which has sandy soil with a greater concentration of organic material, good drainage and is more than 50 years old.
AROMA & PALATE: A noble nose, elegant and evolving. Firstly, notes of ne oak appear, mahogany and bay leaf, followed by red fruit compote mixed with mineral notes. It is silky on the palate, with perfectly polished and velvety tannins. Exquisite acidity, which envelops the notes of oak and ripe fruits in a very balanced ensemble. A long nish of pure enjoyment.
SERVING & FOOD PAIRING
The perfect accompaniment to meat dishes, charcuterie, mature cheeses and stews.
Country of Origin: Spain
Dimension: H30.5 cm x W7.6 cm
Serving temperature: 16 degree Celsius - 18 degree Celsius