Familia Montaña

Reserva Rioja – 2016

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

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

  • Altitude: 540 meters
  • Soils: Clay/limestone
  • Vines Planted: 1965
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Destemmed before pressing
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Maceration for 25 days with daily pumpovers
  • Aged 18 months in American and French barriques, racked every 6 months
  • Aged 18 months in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Black fruits and roasted aromas fill the nose. The palate is mouth-filling and rich, leading to a long, delicate finish.

Wine Summary

90% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano, 3% Mazuelo; alcohol: 14%; Leza estate vineyard in D.O.C. Rioja at 540 meters; clay and linestone soils; vines planted 1965; hand harvested; destemmed; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; macerated 25 days with daily pumpovers; aged 18 months in American and French oak barriques; aged 18 months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 90% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano, 3% Mazuelo
  • 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)