D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Finca Monasterio is a red wine from D.O. La Rioja produced by Barón de Ley. This wine is a coupage of Tempranillo (80%) and small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.
The grapes used by Finca Monasterio come exclusively from a single vineyard planted in 1985. It is located surrounding a Benedictine monastery founded in the 16th century, situated in the town of Mendavía, in Rioja Baja, hence the name of the wine, which literally means “monastery farm”.
After the corresponding harvesting processes, carried out according to the conventional methods, Finca Monasterio is aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. After this stage, this wine rests for 6 more months in 10,000-litre French oak foudres.
Ultimately, Finca Monasterio is bottled without using filtering or stabilisation. Therefore, some natural sediments may have remained in the bottle.
Barón de Ley is a project that was born in 1985 with the purchase of 90 hectares of vineyards. The facilities of the winery, as they are today, were expanded in 1997. Finca Monasterio presents itself as one of the main exponents of the new generation of wines made by the winery.