AD LIBITUM MONASTEL
GRAPE: Monastel de Rioja
APPELLATION: Rioja DO
After destemming, the grapes are vatted in new 500-litre French Tronçais oak barrels in which they undergo alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation and aging.
Important layer of picota cherry color. On the nose it is very spicy with balsamic notes. In the mouth it is voluminous with a refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a long persistence.
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted pork tenderloin with blackberry sauce, juicy
grilled steak or mature cheeses.
- 92 Points by Tim Atkins, Vntg 2020.
PRODUCER: Located in Rioja Alta, one of the best-known wine-producing regions of Spain. This winery, operated in the town of Baños de Río Tobía (Rioja Alta) by Juan Carlos Sancha, a professor of enology at the University of La Rioja, is situated on five hectares of land along the border of D.O.Ca. Rioja, and in the coldest zone of this wine denomination.