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Cueva del Monge Blanco

Cueva del Monge Blanco
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Cueva del Monge Blanco
White wine Barrel fermented. 4 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Malvasía,  Moscatel,  Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
White wine Barrel fermented. 4 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Malvasía,  Moscatel,  Viura
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Cueva del Monge Blanco

Cueva del Monge Blanco is a white wine produced by the winery Vinícola Real, a small winery in La Rioja that specializes in high-quality wines. This winery also produces the famous red wine 200 Monges.

Cueva del Monge Blanco is a blend of Viura (70%), Malvasía (20%), White Grenache (5%) and Muscat (5%).

The grape harvest is carried out by hand, in small boxes of 15kg so that the grapes arrive at the winery in perfect condition.
Once at the winery, the grapes are crushed, drained and pressed without pressure to obtain the free-run juice.

The débourbage happens at a cold temperature and the maceration process occurs in stainless steel deposits at 8-10 degrees.
Once the alcoholic fermentation process begins, the wine is placed in French and American oak barrels where they finish the aging process.
They apply daily bâtonnage over a period of 45 days, then the wine spends time in the barrel until it completes its 4 month aging.

Serve at 10.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Cold meat, Baked white fish, Smoked salmon, Smoked dishes, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Cueva del Monge Blanco

After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
Sight Yellow with green tones Nose On the nose it has milky hints and fruit aromas such as pineapple, banana, lychee or mango. Taste On the palate it is a fresh and creamy wine. Fruity notes such as pear, banana, pineapple and apple. Very elegant with long toasted notes from its time in the barrel.
2010 was considered the perfect vintage after some very good years. An optimal growth cycle, without incidents regarding the health of the vineyards. The harvest took place during a magnificent state of the vines and with a moderate production, with good fruit setting and slow ripening. A great year with excellent ageing potential, which resulted in spicy and fruity wines, with a very good structure and acidity.

Ratings

  • Parker 88
  • Suckling 92
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 92

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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Imágenes y situación D.O.Ca. Rioja

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