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Montecillo Rioja Crianza 2016 | Gold Medal

£13.98 £12.16

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An authentic Rioja Crianza, with a silky taste of violet and blackberry. Double Gold Medals.

“This is a soft and round-textured Rioja with plum and dark-chocolate character. Medium body. Delicious finish. Drink now.” – 91/100 JamesSuckling.com (2015 vintage)

This authentic Rioja received glowing reviews and won multiple awards. It is a delicious blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 5% Graciano, aged in American Oak barrels for 18 months to achieve a complex and balanced taste. Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018, Double Gold Medal at China Wine & Spirits Awards.


Geographical Indication


Still Dry Red Wine


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This authentic Rioja is a blend of three grape varieties:

  • 85% Tempranillo
  • 10% Garnacha
  • 5% Graciano

Each varietal used in this delicious wine is processed separately. After grapes are collected by hand and delicately pressed, the alcoholic fermentation starts. It is very respectful to the grape thanks to the Ganymede technology of fermentation used at the winery.

Grapes of each variety ferment in small-capacity stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26°C. Next, each varietal is aged for 18 months in American Oak barrels between 1 and 2 years of age.

After aging, the three are blended together and the Rioja-to-be is bottled. It will age for another 6 months in bottles before it becomes the ultimate Crianza that is ready to be sold on the market.

Analytical data

ABV: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 1.8 g/l
Acidity: 5.5 g/l
pH: 3.56

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep ruby red colour, with a garnet rim.

Nose: A pronounced and elegant aroma, with dominating notes of black fruit, blackberry, currant, and raspberry. Background aromas violet and lilac flowers surrounding the fruit.

Palate: In the mouth it is fresh, silky and expressive, dry with a texture and acidity that surround the entire mouth and leaves a long and pleasant aftertaste. It has a full body with polished tannins, yet very balanced and harmonious.

“This is a soft and round-textured Rioja with plum and dark-chocolate character. Medium body. Delicious finish. Drink now.” – 91/100 JamesSuckling.com




Dark chocolate



Ranking & Awards

  • Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018
  • Double Gold Medal – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 – Best value
  • 91/100 JamesSuckling.com (2015 vintage)
  • “Commended” – International Wine Challenge 2016
  • “Best buy” – The Wine Enthusiast 2013
  • “100 Top Value Wines” – Wine & Spirit Magazine

Food Pairing

The perfect accompaniment to this red is grilled or barbequed meats, stews and slightly chilly dishes. Fresh yet complex, this red pairs beautifully with a broad range of cheeses.

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We use UPS or FedEx for Mainland UK to make sure you get your wine as quickly as possible. We work with Parcel Force to deliver to Highlands and Norther Ireland because that's very economical

We love our wine and do handle it with care - each bottle is packaged in a special inflated envelope to reduce the risk of breakage.

Individual bottles get shipped in boxes, and two bottles is the minimum quantity per order. The Checkout form will advise you if you need to add more bottles to complete an order.

We deliver to the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Channel Islands.

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