Solaz Tempranillo Bio

SOLA010
From Bodega Montecillo in Rioja, this is another example of their branching out to other regions, in this case with an easy-going, great value organic red from Toledo in central Spain, PGI Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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£9.99
 

Bodega Montecillo

Bodega Montecillo has recently undergone a 10-year process of complete rejuvenation, and now offers wines that will compete handsomely with any of its well respected neighbours in the region. The history goes back to 1874 when the old winery (still standing and now home to a swish visitor centre / tasting room) was first established in the village of Fuenmayor by the Navajas family. Today’s large, modern, ultra-clean winery is situated some 10 minutes away within site of the spectacular Cantabrian Mountains. Now owned by the famous Osborne family company, a decision was taken 10 years ago to put the winery back on the map and key to this was the appointment of brilliant winemaker Mercedes Garcia Rupérez. High on Mercedes’ list of priorities was to eradicate as quickly as possible the dreaded Brett (Brettanomyces), a strain of wild yeast that produces large amounts of acetic acid and can give wines a distinctly ‘not right’ aroma. For some, this taint is part of the charm of ‘old school’ Rioja, and it is still remarkably common. Every single one of the 20,000 barrels in the underground cellars of Montecillo was replaced.

Tasting Notes

Lots of ripe black fruit aromas with mineral and spice notes on the nose, the palate is bold and juicy with firm, well-balanced tannins and lovely acidity to counter the ripeness of the fruit.

Food Matches

Enjoy with a selection of meats.