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Montecillo Crianza Tinto 1996

Montecillo Crianza Tinto 1996

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $13.49 $11.99
Save $1.50 (11%)
Item No. 1764
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

A full bodied and nicely meaty Crianza, this 100% Tempranillo wine spent 15 months in French oak, achieving fruity, spicy flavors. This elegantly tannic Rioja is a wonderful complement to salmon and tuna, pasta dishes, and all kinds of meats.

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Bodegas Montecillo was founded by Celestino Navajas in 1874 in the town of Fuenmayor in Spain's Rioja Alta region, the major and most traditional winemaking region in Spain. Thanks to the expertise that his son Alejandro acquired in France, the bodega was one of the first to adapt Bordeaux winemaking techniques to Spanish grapes, earning the reputation and prestige that it still...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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