D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
The winery Vinícola Real presents us with a new vintage: Cueva del Monge Tinto
This red wine from La Rioja is made from the Tempranillo variety and grown from Vinícola Real vines which are situated in Albelda de Iregua (La Rioja).
The harvest is done manually and the grapes are transported in small 15kg boxes to ensure that they are in the best condition when they reach the winery.
Before the fermentation, the grapes are destemmed and pressed without pressure. The fermentation process lasts 12 days at a temperature of 28 degrees.
Cueva del Monge Tinto is aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels before it is bottled.
The aging takes place in an excavated rock cave which has a maintained temperature and constant humidity for the whole year.