6 Unit Box Montebuena Crianza 2016
The roots of Rioja
- Year 2016
D.O. Ca. Rioja
Time in Barrel
Time in Bottle
50% french oak, 50% merican oak
Suggested temperature for serving
More than 30 years
- Winemaker César Castro
Awards & accolades
Montebuena is a privileged place for the cultivation of the vineyard, located in Labastida about 500 meters above sea level on clay-calcareous soils. Our vineyards occupy 80 hectares surrounding the beautiful rock press, where the grapes were trampled centuries ago.
Made with Tempranillo of Montebuena vineyards. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 4 days and subsequent spontaneous fermentation. Aging for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Cherry red color. Aromas of red fruit that are mixed with nuances of pastries. Medium volume in the mouth with great persistence. Memories of spices and smoked wood appear in the aftertaste.
- Colour Ruby tone at the centre with a dark deep colour and lively edge.
- Nose Cherry and blackberry jam. The wood, although noticeable, complements the openly fruity character of the wine, adding some cinnamon and toasted vanilla notes to the aroma’s finish.
- Palate Full with a potent impression, which supports the balance between good acidity and a velvety feel. On the finish, it shows a mix of dairy and marinated fruit. It shows body, good complexity, strength and richness of nuances in the mouth as well as good persistency.
- Food pairing Recommended with steaks and other red meats, casseroles, stews, lamb, Spanish chorizo sausages, hard and blue cheeses.