APPELATION: D.O.C Rioja
WINEMAKER: Oscar Montaña
VARIETALS:50% Viura / 50% Garnacha Blanca
ABOUT THE WINE: 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 post-phylloxera period and including significant acreage of the rare Graciano.
TASTING NOTES: 50 percent Viura from vines planted in 1953 and 50 percent Garnacha Blanca from vines planted in 1935, both parcels at high elevation in Rioja Alta. Partially aged in new French oak, this wine offers minerality with creamy texture from the old vines and a deft touch of sweet spice from the wood. Mouth-filling, integrated and refreshing with good length on the palate.