Montebaco de Finca Crianza, Ribera del Duero, 2020

ABV: 14.00%
Region: Ribera Del Duero
Country: Spain
Producer: Bodegas Montebaco

Montebaco De Finca is a classic Ribera del Duero. Its quality and character express the terroir of some of the best plots at the Monte Alto estate. It has well-balanced, lively fruit and elegant tannins, and great ageing potential.

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Description

Montebaco is the brand of the wines grown at Finca Monte Alto, which straddles the border of two municipalities at the western end of the D.O. Ribera del Duero (Valbuena and Pesquera). After the dissolution of church property in 1835, the land was sold off and many estates were turned over to hunting for wealthy landowners. This was the case of the nearby Vega Sicilia and also the land on which Finca Monte Alto sits, which is just 10km from their more famous neighbours. The Esteban family bought the land in 1981 and subsequently sold most of it to fund the planting of vineyards and the construction of the family’s winery. This is a single estate winery, using only the grapes from their own vineyards, located at between 850 and 900m above sea level in a side valley to the Duero, called the Jaramiel. Manuel Esteban grows almost exclusively Tinto Fino, the classic grape of Ribera, as well as a small amount of Merlot.

Grape

100% Tempranillo

Vineyard & Vinification Note

50 hectares Soil: clay-limestone

Vineyard located in the area of Valbuena and Pesquera de Duero, within the valley of arroyo Jaramiel, between 850 and 900 metres high.

The vineyards are located on hillsides where the vines are tended with the utmost respect for their natural wine-growing environment.

Controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aged in barrel for 13 to 15 months. French and American oak

Decanter Magazine

Intense aromas of roasted coffee, vanilla and a touch of cedar wood and cigar. Ripe blackberry and a hint of spice with layers of jammy red fruit and cinnamon. Bright and savoury with polished and textured tannins.” 93 Points, February 2024

Food Pairing

Pairs well with lamb, roasted meats, grilled salmon

Additional information

Weight 750 oz
Colour

Red

Country

Spain

Producer

Bodegas Montebaco

Region

Ribera Del Duero

Style

Still wines

Sub Region

Peñafiel

Vintage

2020

Volume

750ml

ABV%

14.00%

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