Finca La Montesa Red Crianza 2018

£ 80.40

(price per bottle £13.40)

General information

A Rioja designed by Álvaro Palacios

Álvaro Palacios no longer needs to prove himself: today he enjoys star status and his work in Priorat and Bierzo has earned him a whole bunch of prizes and huge international prestige. Since 2000 he’s also been in charge of winemaking at the family’s winery: Palacios Remondo, whose wines reflect his obsession with terroir. Finca La Montesa Crianza 2018 was grown on old, organically farmed Garnacha vines on the estate it’s named after in the Yerga foothills (Alfaro). Harmony, intensity and subtle strength.

The grapes that went into making Finca La Montesa Crianza 2018 came from the La Montesa estate, specifically the Valtomelloso, Valfrio and Valviejo plots in the Yerga foothills, at an altitude of 550 m, in Alfaro. They were grown on old (33 years), low-yielding Garnacha vines that are organically farmed using traditional methods and picked by hand. They were fermented in stainless steel vats with native yeasts and the resulting wine was barrel aged for 12 months.

Bodegas Palacios Remondo is the family winery of Álvaro Palacios, the creator of the legendary L'Ermita. Founded in 1945 by his father, José Palacios Remondo, the firm is located in the centre of Alfaro (D.O.Ca. Rioja), and its vineyards lie in the foothills of the Yerga mountains, at a maximum altitude of 550 metres.

In 2000, after José Palacios Remondo died, his son Álvaro returned to the winery to manage the technical side. Since then, its style of winemaking has evolved towards the concept of estate wines. The firm is committed to respect for the terroir and vines, and employs natural grape-growing practices and artisanal winemaking methods.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Crianza

Winery: Bodegas Palacios Remondo

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 95% Garnacha Tinta 5% Tempranillo

Barrel type: French oak barrels

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Total acidity: 5,5 g/l

PH 3,4

Volatile Acidity: 0,4 g/l

Time in Barrel 12 months

Bottle size: 75Cl

Serving Temperature: at 16-18ºC