Gran Reserva

Montecillo Gran Reserva

Tasting Notes

Gran Reserva appears ruby red with a noticeable rim, excellent brightness, and clarity. On its first contact with oxygen, it appears clean but reticent. Then, sweet notes of oak appear, cinnamon, clove and candied fruits. Infinite nuances that change with the passage of time. On the palate, it is subtle and pleasant, with great finesse upon entry and through the mid-palate.


92% Tempranillo and 8% Graciano

Technical Notes

This wine comes from parcels of bush-trained vines on poor, sandy textured soils in the Rioja Alta area. The vines are an average of more than 35 years old and the yields are no more than 5,500kg/ha. They are harvested with great care and transported to the winery in small containers. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28oC, with prior bleeding-off and a long maceration of three weeks in contact with the skins. Ageing in French and American oak barrels (90%-10%) over 28 months, followed by subsequent bottle conditioning for at least four years until it is leaves the winery.

Food Pairing

Ideal with white meat, oven-baked fish. Cured meat and dark chocolate desserts. Serve at an approximate temperature of 20ºC.

Did you know fact

Established in 1874, Bodegas Montecillo is one of the oldest wineries in the D.O. Rioja. Montecillo maintains its ancient underground ‘bodega’ where hand stacked bottles remain undisturbed until reaching optimal roundness. Montecillo wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life; they continue bottle ageing longer than those from other wineries in the region.


Vintage - 2011


Vintage - 2010


Vintage - 2010


Vintage - 2015 22 Barricas


Vintage - 2010