Familia Montaña

Crianza Rioja – 2018

Region: Spain - La Rioja

Familia Montaña

The Montaña family traces its heritage to the origins of the modern Rioja wine industry in the late 19th century. Román Montaña consolidated the family business in 1920 as the viticultural component of one of Rioja’s grand old marques, situated in medieval cellars underneath Haro, capital of Rioja Alta. The Montaña family retains portions of these impressive cellars to this day. Román’s grandson Oscar Montaña currently directs a vineyard estate comprising over 270 acres of prime sites in the Rioja Alta and Alavesa districts. The Montaña vineyards boast a high average vine age, many vines dating to the immediate postphylloxera period and including significant acreage of the rare Graciano.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Tocalvo estate vineyard in D.O.C. Rioja.

  • Altitude: 580 meters
  • Soils: Clay limestone
  • Vines Planted: 1985
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Destemmed before crushing
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with occasional pumpovers
  • Aged 12 months in used French and American oak barrels
  • Aged in bottle 6 months
Winemaker's Notes

Ripe black fruits with balsamic notes and a toasty essence. Mouthfilling yet fresh with mouthwatering acidity and a fruity finish.

Wine Summary

97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano; alcohol: 14%; Torcalvo estate vineyard in D. O. Califacda at 580 meters; vines planted 1985 in clay limestone soils; hand harvested; destemmed; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; aged 12 months in used French and American oak barrels; aged 6 months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano
  • Alcohol: 14%

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION La Rioja
APPELLATION D.O.C. Rioja
PROPRIETORS Oscar Montaña
FOUNDED Dates back to 1886
WINEMAKER
ANNUAL PRODUCTION
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)