Bodegas Montecillo Gran Reserva 2010
Montecillo Gran Reserva is a classic Rioja wine, selected from exceptional vintages to craft an elegantly complex and exquisitely proportioned wine. Clean and brilliant, deep ruby red wine, very perfumed with mature fruit aromas. Complex and elegant. Satin textured, showing fine tannins and a seductive leather palate. Sleek and refined liquorice tinged finish.
Bodegas Montecillo wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life as they continue bottle aging longer than those from other wineries in the region. Montecillo is also renowned for its female winemaker, oenologist Mercedes Garcia. Her love and passion for wine is evident in the care and quality that goes into making her wines.
Blend: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano
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Established in 1870, Bodegas Montecillo is one of the oldest wineries in the D.O. Rioja. The name, Montecillo—or little mountain—speaks to the irregular topography of the Rioja vineyards. Surrounded by vines and close to the waters of the majestic Ebro river, the city of Fuenmayor is set amongst flat topped hills, and in the distance, the distinctive rocky mass of the Cantabrian Mountains.
Montecillo’s ancient underground ‘bodega’ houses hand stacked bottles that remain undisturbed until reaching optimal roundness, including vintages that date back to 1926, the year that the Rioja Designation of Origin was created. The wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life; they continue bottle ageing longer than those from other wineries in the region.
Montecillo is also renowned for its female winemakers; led by oenologist Mercedes Garcia.