Red Wine Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2012

Red wine from Cariñena. Blend of old-vines Grenache, Tempranillo and Carignan aged for 24 months in oak and for 36 months in the bottle.
Gran Reserva. 24 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Cariñena
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Tempranillo,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

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.

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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.

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Cariñena
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 20 minutes before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
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
3 Reviews
Awesome red wine!
Best I have ever tasted.
Review by (Posted on 6 May 2017)
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Review by (Posted on 24 May 2016)
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This wine is very intense, predominantly red fruit flavors! Excellent relation value for money.
Review by (Posted on 23 May 2016)
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