Named after the hillside vineyard located on the northeastern slope of the Yerga mountains in eastern Rioja, La Montesa is a blend of the red grape varieties that grow organically on the Palacios Remondo estate. Garnet in color with bright aromas of red fruits, fresh citrus and aromatic herbs, this wine has a true sense of place and beautifully demonstrates the full potential of a unique vineyard at the base of the Yerga Mountain range. With a lively, citrus-like acidity and voluptuous weight on the mid-palate, this wine has a silky finish and is meant to enjoy now or age up to 10 years.
Perfect by-the-glass on its own or when paired with flavorful cuisine, La Montesa is an approachable wine from Rioja that is sure to please both the novice and the true wine connoisseur alike.
Blend: 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo
"The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs and some chalk sensations. It is extremely elegant. The palate is supple, sapid (umami?), vibrant, pure, balanced and long. Simply delicious and a great value. Drink 2014-2018. "
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby. Expressive red fruit and floral scents are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of licorice and dark chocolate. Lively, open-knit cherry and black raspberry flavors show good energy and gain a smoky nuance with air. Finishes sweet and long, with supple tannins and a hint of bitter chocolate."
International Wine Cellar
Smooth & Supple
Probably 4.5 stars. Great price for the quality. More fruit driven than some Rioja's with solid core of blue and red berries. Some spice and graphite on fairly long finish. This wine is really delicious.
Light & Crisp
Needs more body