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Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2010

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Winemaker Notes

Clean and brilliant, deep cherry red with russet rim. Spicy notes, vanilla and black fruits mingled with liquorice and mint nuances. Good structure and elegant tannins. Long finish for a sheer class wine.

Montecillo wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life; they continue bottle ageing longer than those from other wineries in the region.

This wine is an ideal companion for grilled or barbecued red meat and all types of stew, including slightly spicy dishes. A powerful wine, it also enhances the flavor of rich and fish dishes.

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
One of the great estates in the world of wine, Bodegas Montecillo has produced an excellent Reserva. The wine deftly combines aromas and flavors of sweet earth, black fruit and a classic touch of rusticity. Perfect for new world drinkers wanting to get into wines from the old country, this one will pair nicely with braised meats. Drinks well now. (Tasted: June 20, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Smoke, tar and gamy notes give a savory accent to this focused red, whose black cherry, toast and mineral flavors are supported by firm tannins and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2022.
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Bodegas Montecillo, Spain
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 Established in 1874, 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; oenologist Mercedes Garcia has supported key milestones for the winery. The incorporation in 2005 of Ganimede tanks delivers a more gentle, selective and effective extraction of the wine’s aromatic compounds. The winery also constantly renovates its barrel stock, with more than 20,000 French and American oak barrels currently in the cellar.

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Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.

Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.

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