Red Wine Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2012
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This is the new vintage of Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva, produced by the Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery in the DO Cariñena, Aragón. It is made form grapevines with ages between 40 and 50 years old, located in Sierra de Aguarón, between 500 and 800 meters above sea level.
Made from Grenache, Tempranillo and Carignan, the grapes used to produced this Spanish red wine were harvested by hand at the early hours of dawn to prevent them from naturally fermenting in the sun before they reach the winery. Separately vinified, each variety was gently destemmed, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days while remaining in contact with their lees.
After fermentation, Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2012 was aged for 24 months in the following manner. The Tempranillo and Cariñena wines were aged in French oak barrels, while the Grenache wine was aged in American oak barrels. Finally, the best quality barrels were blended. After that, the wine was aged for 36 months in the bottle.
Aerate 20 minutes before drinking.
Bright and clean, San José de Aguarón Gran Reserva has a purple colored body with a garnet rim.
The nose of this wine from the DO Cariñena presents fragrant red fruits and ripe black plum aromas, alongside notes of black pepper, balsamic, cocoa, roasted coffee, vanilla, and smoked cider woods.
This wine of the Grandes Vinos y Viñedos winery has a pleasant and silky entrance onto the palate, followed by a big and elegant passage. There are silky tannins that are accompanied by a refreshing acidity. Remembrances of menthol, cocoa and coffee. This Gran Reserva red wine has medium long, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2012 will pair well with, for instance, a leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary.
Monasterio de Las Viñas Gran Reserva 2010:
Enterwine 90. Gold Medal - Asia Wine Trophy 2017.
Monasterio de Las Viñas 2005:
Parker 91 and Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Name of Award||Berliner Wein Trophy 2018: Gold Medal. Mundus Vini 2018: Gold Medal.|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha 60%, Tempranillo 30%, Cariñena 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Business dinner, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|