Familia Montaña Rioja Crianza 2017


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Familia Montaña Rioja Crianza 2017

91pts – Wine Enthusiast

Ripe berry and cassis aromas come with a hint of pine or spruce. A fleshy palate shows girth balanced by acidity, while this Crianza tastes of black plum and raspberry. On a texturally nice finish, this tastes mostly of spice and chocolate. Drink through 2024. Michael Schachner

Logo Familia Montaña

The Montaña family traces its heritage to the origins of the modern Rioja wine industry in the late 19th century. Román Montaña consolidated the family business in 1920 as the viticultural component of one of Rioja’s grand old marques, situated in medieval cellars underneath Haro, capital of Rioja Alta. The Montaña family retains portions of these impressive cellars to this day.

Román’s grandson Oscar Montaña currently directs a vineyard estate comprising over 270 acres of prime sites in the Rioja Alta and Alavesa districts. The Montaña vineyards boast a high average vine age, many vines dating to the immediate postphylloxera period and including significant acreage of the rare Graciano.

Winemaker Notes

Spice and leather complement the deep blackberry fruit and noteworthy minerality. Mouth-filling yet fresh, with the structure for improving in the bottle for a number of years.

Blend: 97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano

Alcohol:  13%