montecillo rioja 22 barricas gran reserva

22 Barricas Gran Reserva 2011       

Montecillo

Deliberately making a special Rioja practice even more special. 6600 unique bottles pay tribute to the traditional winemaking style of Montecillo’s founder Celestino Navajas. Aged for 32 months in new barrels made from extremely fine grained Allier and Troncais French oak. It is bottled and cellared for at least 48 months to be rounded off in complete peace and serenity.  Intense aromas dominated by balsamic notes and spices like clove, bay leaf and tea from its oak aging heritage. Seductive palate with balanced and elegant acidity, great structure, round and polished tannins. Very long finish that clearly represent the stature of Rioja’s best Gran Reservas. Food pairing: The perfect accompaniment to light sauced dishes and meat, fatty fish, cured meats or chocolate desserts.