200 MONGES GRAN RESERVA
“Very deep cherry red, bright and with a hint of tawny at the rim. Exceptionally aromatic on the nose, with aromas of ripe fruit or compote, and balsamic overtones. Mouth-filling weight with rich nuances, soft, velvety tannins and hints of black fruit, superbly harmonised in their aromatic complexity. Very elegant and rich on the finish with good acidity, warmth, and a lingering spice”.
The Gran Reserva is the result of painstaking selection of the finest grapes and bunches from older vines (45 years average) in a single vineyard (7 ha). The wine has outstanding potential.
A blend of Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10% and Mazuelo 5%, harvested manually in 15 kg tubs. The grapes are partially or totally destemmed, depending on the year.
Fermentation is in Allier oak vats for 13 days followed by skin-contact for a further 28 days, in order to obtain tannins that ensure long-lasting colour persistence.
The finished wine is aged for a minimum of 30 months in new barrels made of French oak from different forests as well as American oak. Bottle-ageing times vary, depending on the vintage, but with a minimum of 16 months before being put on to the market.
The wine is bottled without any kind of filtering and as a result we recommend opening and decanting 30-45 minutes before serving.
Optimal serving temperature: 17-18 °C.