2018 La Montesa Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Palacios Remondo, Rioja, Spain

2018 La Montesa Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Palacios Remondo, Rioja, Spain

Sale price £15.75 Regular price £17.95

"The 2017 La Montesa is mostly Garnacha with some 8% other red varieties and comes from a warm and dry year that saw a very early harvest, up to 20 days earlier than usual. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrique for 12 months. It feels very Mediterranean, with notes of Mediterranean herbs and ripe berries. It's juicy and lush, round and very pleasant, easy to drink." Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate.

Garnacha/Tempranillo/Mazuelo. Organically farmed, Certified from 2017.

Previously voted in the top 100 most exciting wines by The Wine Spectator. 

"The quality/price champion 2018 La Montesa is now 100% Garnacha from organically farmed vineyards from the 100-hectare family property that gives the wine its name. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and matured in barriques, 85% of them produced with French oak and the rest with American oak. It feels very young, and the oak is still present; and the American oak, which is spicy and smoky, with ashy incense and vanilla with some sweet undertones, gives it a character that brings back the character of the traditional wines from yesteryear in a very clean way. It has vibrant freshness and should develop nicely with a couple of years in bottle. It has great purity and typicity, less Mediterranean than the 2017, nicely textured, velvety."  Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate.

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