Montaña

Crianza Rioja – 2020

Region: Spain - La Rioja

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

Finca la Valentina estate vineyards in Rioja DO.

  • Altitude: 1900 feet/580 meters
  • Soil: Clay-limestone
  • Vines Planted: 1985
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Destemmed
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete tanks and with occasional pumpovers
  • Aged 12 months in American and French oak barrels
  • Bottle aged 6 months before release
Winemaker's Notes

Ripe stone fruits with a touch of balsamic and subtle toasty notes. Firm tannins lead to a fruity finish.

Wine Summary

97% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano; alcohol: 14%; Finca de la Valentina estate vineyard in D.O.C. Rioja at 1900 feet; vines planted 1985 in clay limestone soils; hand harvested; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete tanks; aged 12 months in used American and French oak barrels; bottle aged 6 months.

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)