The Montecillo Crianza Tinto is cherry red in color, clean and bright. The wine is well-assembled complex aromas of red fruits and fine woods. It's intense and tasty, long in the mouth with a lingering finish.
The 2008 Crianza, pure Tempranillo aged in oak for 12 months, has a light nose of macerated red cherries and a touch of licorice. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins, clean red berry fruit and a sinewy finish that would show better partnered with a hearty meat dish. This is a little rustic, but charming. Drink now-2016.
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 enjoys today.
In 1973, Bodegas Montecillo was acquired by Osborne y Cía. Osborne has... View More