Montecastro, 2018 Cosecha, Ribera del Duero
$265.20/ 6-bottle case)
Montecastro is a red wine from the D.O. Ribera del Duero. This wine is a Tempranillo (100%) single-varietal. The wine is made in concrete deposits and ages in barrels, half new and half one-wine-old, for 17 months. This wine is only made when the harvest conditions are right. Montescastro is both classic and modern. Find all the flavours and aromas of the Ribera del Duero combined in this wine. Dark and intense with aromas of ripe red fruits and dried cherries. The palate introduces flavours of black plums and dark chocolate, with silky smooth tannins and subtle sweet spices. Earthy and complex on the finish.
About the producer
Bodegas Montecastro has 27 hectares located in the province of Valladolid (Castrillo de Duero) bordering closer to Burgos and one of the highest altitudes of Valladolid and even the Ribera del Duero. Its vineyards are found between 860 and 923 meters above sea level. It is a modern winery, committed to organic farming, using cutting-edge technology and know-how which has been passed on from generation to generation. The vinification process at Montecastro is simple, selective and natural. However, we try to experiment with modern production techniques that respect the grape while enhancing aromas, maintaining the quality and balance, and particularly protecting the tannins. In 2012, Bodegas Hacienda Monasterio became a shareholder of Montecastro, taking on the technical, wine-making and sales management, bringing acclaimed winemaker Peter Sisseck to craft the wines.