Bodegas Montecillo Crianza Tinto 1998

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $11.99
Item No. 37540
  • ST87
  • WE85
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

Color: Garnet-red color with ruby highlights, deep, clean and brilliant. Bouquet: Complex aromas of mature fruit, perfectly balanced by a touch of oak. Taste: Medium-bodied, rich and well structured with a long finish. Excellent balance, big powerful and concentrated flavors with cherry and blackberry hints.

OUR RECOMMENDATION: Consume preferably at a temperature of 17 °C/63 °F. Ideal to accompany cheeses, especially creamy and medium-sharp. It reaches its maximum splendor when served with fine game dishes, as well as with fish such as salmon, tuna, etc., particularly those prepared on the grill.

Learn About Bodegas Montecillo Map ItMap It

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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