Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva
Bodegas Riojanas’ Monte Real Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo. The fruit from the oldest vines are gently taken to the crush pads in tubs, where the clusters are checked one at a time on the sorting tables. The bunches are de-stemmed and after a long maceration, the grapes are crushed and fermented using the latest technology and temperature control. The wines are aged for 24-30 months in only American oak casks and then in bottle for 36 months before being released. Bodegas Riojanas’ Monte Real Gran Reserva is layered and expressive in traditional Rioja form. Red fruit aromas and flavors combine with darker fruit undertones and mingle with leather and savory notes. It has lively acidity on the palate and exhibits excellent overall balance.
Lamb is the classic match for this Rioja Gran Reserva, as the sweet spice and tannins from the American oak complement the sweet, succulent meat. But roasted fowl, beef, pork, tapas and Mediterranean vegetable dishes work equally well with this versatile wine.