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MONTECILLO GRAN RESERVA SELECCIÓN ESPECIAL 1994

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18º-19º

GRAPE VARIETY:

100% Tempranillo

CRAFTING AND AGING

D.O.C.a Rioja Vintage Rating: “Excellent”

History: Along with 1964, it is considered a mythical vintage in Rioja. Our bottle cellar safeguards the last 75cl, Magnum and Double Magnum bottles of this cult wine.

Winemaking and aging:

  • Alcoholic fermentation with a 25 day long maceration period.
  • Second fermentation in underground vats.
  • Barrel aging (oxidative) in high quality seminew French oak during 3 years.
  • Bottle aging (reductive) for a minimum of 10 years prior to release.
  • Released in 1999.

Tasting note

COLOR: Medium intensity ruby red color with orange hints.

AROMA & PALATE: Potent and of huge complexity where truffle and tobacco notes stand out. With time it shows caramelized-fruit, dates, hay and dry herb notes. Rich and of vivid acidity. Long finish with fruit and smoky notes.

Food pairing

Ideal with different cuts of meat, stews and cured meats.

Service temperature. 18º-19ºC. Decanting essential.

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