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Montecillo Rioja Rosé 2017 | Bronze Medal

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A delightful rosé, aromas of flowers, strawberries and cream. Decanter Bronze Medal

This modern, aromatic and expressive 2017 Rosé is a Rioja DOCa, Rioja Alta. It was crafted from 80% Tempranillo, 18% Garnacha and 2% Viura, and received multiple awards and high recognition from wine experts. Clean and light, with delicate pale pink colour and intense notes of lilac flowers, strawberries and cream, the Monecillo Rosé can be enjoyed with salads, creamy rice dishes, white meats, fish and seafood.

“Some lifted perfume with watermelon and light strawberries. Pale and chalky. Drink now.” – 90/100 JamesSuckling.com (2017 vintage)

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Rosé Wine

Grape

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Vintage

2018

ABV

13%

SKU: ROS-TEM-SP-MON-2017-01 Category:
Description

About this wine

This modern, aromatic rosé from D.O.Ca Rioja Alta in Spain is produced from three grape varieties:

  • 80% Tempranillo
  • 18% Garnacha
  • 2% Viura

Each varietal is fermented separately at low temperature to maximise the expression of delicate aromas of each grape, in concrete or stainless steel vessels of small capacity.

The dark red grapes of Tempranillo and Garnacha go through the short and cold maceration process in their skins until the colour starts turning into the subtle and elegant red. The must is then drawn with the help of gravity, without mechanical pumps.

Once this process has been completed the three varietals are blended together and the wine is fine-tuned for several weeks with the fine lees in suspension, before it can be bottled. This special process helps to gain body and weight in the mouth that is so characteristic to this award-winning rosé.

Tasting Notes

Look: Clean and light in colour. A delicate pale pink with bluish highlights.

Aroma & Palate: Intense notes of flowers such as lilacs, along with notes of strawberries and cream and sweet, fresh white fruit. Harmonious on the palate, enveloping, rich and seductive. Acidity very well balanced with the fresh fruit. Long-lasting finish.

“Some lifted perfume with watermelon and light strawberries. Pale and chalky. Drink now.” – 90/100 JamesSuckling.com

Watermelon

Strawberries

Strawberries

Lilac flowers

Food Pairing

Aromatic and highly expressive, Montecillo Rosé can be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods such as salads, creamy rice dishes, white meats, fish and seafood.

Serving temperature: 10 – 12ºC.

Ranking & Awards

  • 90/100 JamesSuckling.com
  • Bronze Medal. Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
  • “Commended”. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
90/100 JamesSuckling.com
Bronze Medal. Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
“Commended”. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Montecillo Rioja Rosé 2017 | Bronze Medal

  1. Kenny

    I have not had a rosé for probably 40 years after being put off by a certain Rosé in my teens. I wish I had found this one a long time ago! Fruity, sweetish, difficult not to finish in one very large glass! Delicious!

  2. Kelly

    A very refreshing and light wine perfect for a summers day lunch.

  3. Andrew

    Refreshing crisp wine. Clean tasting, not too sweet and too dry.

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