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Characteristics of La Montesa
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.
Palacios Remondo La Montesa is a blend of typical varieties of La Rioja: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo.
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.
Serve at 16ºC
Roasted lamb, Cold meat, Mature cheese, Game birds, Stew, Rice with meat, Stews, Grilled red meats, White meat
SightPretty red cherry colour with a garnet rim.NoseA ripe fruit presence on the nose. Red fruits like strawberries and raspberries and some touches of currants and blueberries. Herbal notes and certain balsamic touches. Presence of toasted notes and some spices.TasteThe taste is very nice and velvety. Lots of fruit and spicy memories. Very fresh and sweet. Well-polished tannins and good acidity. Very elegant and persistent finish.
SightPretty red cherry colour with a garnet rim.NoseA ripe fruit presence on the nose. Red fruits like strawberries and raspberries and some touches of currents and blueberries. Herbal notes and certain balsamic touches. Presence of toasted notes and some spicesTasteOn the palate it is a pleasant wine and velvety. A lot of fruit with spicy nuances. Very fresh and tempting. Polished tannins with a good acidity. An elegant and persistent finish.
SightIntense and lively ruby red colour. Clean and bright wine with thin, uniform tears.NoseClean nasal aromas with marked notes of ripe red fruit, floral and herbal scents, nicely combined with elegant toasted and spicy nuances. Subtle background of menthol. It is an expressive and mellow Rioja with lots of nerve.TasteIt has a fresh, creamy and silky palate. It shows a very good acidity that provides it with liveliness. Noticeable, light and pleasant tannins, good finish and good persistence. Its aftertaste shows the same aromas noticed in nose.
SightIntense garnet red colour. Clean and bright. Good tears.NoseIntense aromas with subtle floral notes, especially violets, accompanied by strong red fruit aromas and herbal hints. As the wine gains contact with the air, mineral notes are increasingly noticed together with toasted hints provided by the oak.TasteLa Montesa is a tasty and fresh Crianza wine. It has a wide attack and a silky mid palate with floral and creamy sensations. Ripe tannins. Long and slightly bitter finish with no astringency. A nice wine.
SightRuby red and purple, maroon and silver, bright and crisp.NoseIn the cup, the passage of minutes opens the protected wine. Overcome shyness, cherries in syrup is diluted and emerging pulp and juice of watermelon, nectarines, apples and quince velvety ripe. The mild fragrance of wood, white pepper and vanilla typical red crianza wines that play to wrap fruit, on a very mineral basis. TasteRaspberries and strawberries with red orange flowing in a texture of delicate smoothness and citric nerve. Fat and silky, creamy, floral, dark chocolate.