D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Palacios Remondo La Montesa is a red wine from La Rioja produced by Bodegas Palacios Remondo. The technical director, Alvaro Palacios, is known for producing one of the most coveted wines from Spain, L'Ermita, in his Priorat winery.
The grapes come from vineyards planted at an altitude of 550 metres, at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the municipality of Alfaro, in lower Rioja.
The soils are mainly limestone and clay with many stones. The climate is Mediterranean with Atlantic influences, with a large temperature difference between winter and summer, allowing an excellent ripening of the grapes.
Harvesting is done manually, using periods of little sunlight to keep the grapes fresh. Once in the winery, the grapes are destemmed and go through a selection process before maceration at low temperature for 23 days to extract all the aromas.
Palacios Remondo La Montesa is fermented in stainless steel tanks for three weeks. Once, it has passed through French oak barrels (90%) and American oak barrels, (10%) it is aged for 12 months. 20% are new barrels, 30% barrels have contained one wine previously, 25% have contained 2 wines and 25% have contained 3 wines.
Palacios Remondo La Montesa, a wonderful and very fruity Rioja Grenache produced by Álvaro Palacios in his native land.
La Montesa 2017 is a red wine with citrus and red and black fruit aromas on the nose accompanied by floral and spicy nuances. On the palate it is fresh and fruity, with good structure and balanced acidity. This is a red wine with a pleasant mid palate and an aging potential of over 20 years. It is at its best after three years in the bottle.
Gold Medal DECANTER World Wine Awards 2017
2013 IWC, Bronze Medal
2013 Decanter WWA, Commended
2013 Bacchus, Bacchus De Oro
2013 Dallas Morning WC , Bronze Medal
2013 Decanter WWA, Bronze Medal
2010 Bacchus de Oro