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Montecastro 2016

Montecastro

2016

Montecastro wines, whose origins date back to 2000, have been produced since 2012 by the technical t...

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£17.19

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Montecastro 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Montecastro wines, whose origins date back to 2000, have been produced since 2012 by the technical team at Hacienda Monasterio, one of the most successful groups in the field of modern wines from Ribera del Duero. Hacienda Monasterio became the chief shareholder of the Montecastro winery in 2012 and is in charge of the technical management of its new wines with the expertise of Carlos de la Fuente (assistant manager of Hacienda Monasterio and Peter Sisseck's right-hand man).

Montecastro is a fresher and less dense wine than earlier vintages, made now almost exclusively with Tempranillo grapes and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon from a variety of plots spread among the 27 hectares of vines the winery owns. Aged for 17 months in new and second-year used French oak barrels, the final result is a very complete and balanced wine with a very intense red fruit, notes of forest undergrowth, and a mineral background. A new style of wine designed by Hacienda Monasterio to make the most of the possibilities of these exceptional vineyards planted at heights of between 860 and 930 metres. An elegant and balanced wine, fresh and delicate with good ageing potential. In a nutshell, a wonderful Ribera del Duero wine.

An elegant and balanced wine, fresh and delicate with good ageing potential.

Vineyard

  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Ageing period:17 months
  • Barrel age:New, second and third year
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewRuby red
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Ageing notes / Balsamic notes / Liquorice / Eucalipto
  • Mouth:Balanced / Elegant / Silky / Fresh / Long / Mineral

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2024

Customer reviews

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by: Shaun (07/11/2019) - Vintage 2015

Quality Ribera del Duero

Very enjoyable Ribera wine, the addition of Merlot is well balanced for my palate, will buy more in due course

by: Nacho Zaballos (16/10/2019) - Vintage 2015

Sobrevalorado

Con mucha ilusión he comprado en varias ocasiones este vino, por sus antecedentes (Peter Sisseck), y creo que esta bien rico, pero no tanto como su precio indica. Lejos de la finura de sus primos, le falta pulirse mucho mas. Espero que próximas añadas den un firme paso adelante y que no suponga un aumento considerable del precio, como ocurrio con Predicador (mas precio y peor calidad).

by: Gerry3F (13/11/2018) - Vintage 2014

Very good, better than 4 stars

You can't give 4.5 stars and Montecastro definitely deserves more than 4 stars. Lovely Tempranillo tempered with some merlot. I will be ordering some more of this soon.

by: Tim V (16/08/2018) - Vintage 2014

Excellent, smooth, great value

Have always felt Montecastro represents excellent value for money - exceptionally drinkable, a great accompaniment to roast lamb, a perfect blend of the two grapes. Would highly recommend. As ever - worth decanting a good while before drinking.

by: alfonsonorte (14/08/2019) - Vintage 2014

Buena recomendación

Recibí vuestra recomendación de probar este vino y así lo hice. Buena relación calidad y precio. Predominante fruta, aunque mejorable, taninos algo briosos de más y buena integración de madera. No es un vino tradicional y apunta a vino fácil. 15° como el Pago de Carraovejas y otros con predominio de fruta. Recomendable, pero los hay mejores.

Bodegas y Viñedos Montecastro

Montecastro came into being in the year 2000, resulting from the passion of friends who turned their dream into reality: producing a quality wine straight from the heart of the Ribera del Duero. With this idea taking root, in 2002 they planted 27 ha of vineyards and built a modern winery in perfect harmony with the natural environment, designed by the architect Roberto Valle. At the beginning, the project relied upon the invaluable advice of the French winemaker, Bertrand Erh...