La Montesa 2018
Álvaro Palacios laisse son empreinte œnologique sur ce vin rouge qui reflète très bien toutes les caractéristiques de son lieu d’origine, des coteaux au sol argilo-calcaire du Mont Yerga, à Alfaro. La Montesa 2018 donne au processus naturel entamé il y a des années une identité classique. Ce millésime a subi un changement d’image définitif. L’étiquette suit le modèle de Quiñón de Valmira et clôt la ligne définitive des vins de la bodega : équilibre des éléments, clarté dans la hiérarchie de contenus, vocation informative, projection d’un style net, authentique et intemporel. Les tons rouge et crème subliment la bouteille, ainsi que le fer rouge.
Vignoble et élaboration
L'avis des experts
The quality/price champion 2018 La Montesa is now 100% Garnacha from organically farmed vineyards from the 100-hectare family property that gives the wine its name. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and matured in barriques, 85% of them produced with French oak and the rest with American oak. It feels very young, and the oak is still present; and the American oak, which is spicy and smoky, with ashy incense and vanilla with some sweet undertones, gives it a character that brings back the character of the traditional wines from yesteryear in a very clean way. It has vibrant freshness and should develop nicely with a couple of years in bottle. It has great purity and typicity, less Mediterranean than the 2017, nicely textured, velvety. I think the breakthrough vintage for this wine was 2015. This has all the grapes that would have been used for the Propiedad label, which was not bottled separately in 2018. It carries the EU organic-farming label. It's quite impressive for the quantity they produce—700,000 bottles. They started bottling in April 2020 from a single master blend. I tasted one of the first bottles. - Luis Gutiérrez.
Bravo Álvaro Palacios and his team for producing 850,000 bottles of a wine of this quality from the Rioja Oriental. Combining Garnacha with 5% Viura, Tinto Velasco and Monastell, this is elegant, refined and floral, with 25% new French wood adding a sheen of aromatic spice and a finish that is bright and refreshing. 2021-28