Montecillo Edicion Limitada (Limited Edition)
An explosion of black fruit such as black plums, blackberries and mineral hints. Touches of vanilla and liquorice make up the harmonious and seductive nose. Complex with marked resinous notes. On the palate it is unctuous, lively and enveloping. Silky tannins and ripe fruit with a delicate mouth feel. A long finish, with very elegant acidity with obvious notes of very high quality oak.
65% Tempranillo and 35% Graciano.
Hand harvested in small crates. Each variety was fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26ºC. Bleeding off for concentration with continuous pumping-over to increase color and structure. Pre and post fermentative cold maceration. Malolactic fermentation in small underground cement tanks. Then each variety was racked off separately to new barrels of French oak and mixed wood, where it aged for 22 months. The two varietals were blended in the final racking and spent the last 2 months of the ageing period as a single wine. The wine was refined in bottle for at least 2 years in our underground cellars, protected from light.
Ideal to accompany dishes of red meat and game. It is a structured wine, making it also an ideal partner to well-cured charcuterie
Edición Limitada expresses the eternal and authentic Rioja. It is the alliance of two ancestral varieties, Tempranillo and Graciano, offering forth an extraordinary wine, of which we produce only 34,860 numbered 750 ml bottles and 950 magnums, each signed by Montecillo's winemaker, Mercedes García.
Vintage - 2010