Sunday, April 08, 2007

Montecillo Crianza 2002

A reminder of the Spanish Sun

This is one of four wine categories from Rioja, the crianza" are wines that are supposed to be aged for at least two years, at least one in oak barrels. The producer, Bodega Montecillo, is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja, going back to 1874. It is now a part of the Grupo Osborne, you know the products with the bull.

This wine is made from 100% tempranillo grapes, and aged in French oak barrels, for a year. It is a great wine, with wonderful deep ruby red colour, and aromas of red fruits and oak from the French barrels.

Definetely a wine for red meats or - for a good evening inside, as it snowing outside. It is April 8th in Oslo, and the Montecillo Crianza 2002, brings some of the sunshine of Rioja up here, as we wait for spring to come.

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