The vines are planted on terraces on the banks of the Duero river. Soils are very poor, composed mainly of gravel.
Produced by Marqués de Riscal, the grapes were harvested in little boxes to avoid fruit bruising. Once in the cellar, they were cold-soaked and delicately pressed in order to obtain a high quality free-run juice.
Then half of this Spanish white wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, and the other half in French oak vats.
Then both wines were blended, and this white wine from Rueda was subsequently aged for 6 months on its lees.
Drink Finca Montico 2017 until 2025.
The white wine Finca Montico has a very bright, clean pale yellow colour with some greenish and golden tinges.
Clean, precise mineral notes and well-defined aromas of bitter herbs, fennel and flowers.This white wine aged on lees also suggests dim remembrances of white fruit and dry fruit.
Precise, palate-coating and sophisticated, this Verdejo by Marqués de Riscal conveys a clear sense of terroir and an enticing minerality. Smooth texture, quite detailed, with a first-class acidity and long, complex finish with remembrances of fennel, aniseed and hay.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant and characteristic, Marqués de Riscal Finca Montico 2017 demonstrates that Verdejo can produce first rate wines.
Marqués de Riscal Finca Montico 2016:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.
Marqués de Riscal Finca Montico 2015:
Peñín 92. Enterwine 92. Parker 90.
Marqués de Riscal Finca Montico 2014:
Parker 91. Peñín 92. Gold Medal puntos-CINVE (International Wine and Sparkling Wine Contest).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Creams, Eggs, Fish and gravey, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
One of the best Verdejos out there, comparable to Belondrade but much more affordable.
Very subtle and classy. Nose is suprisingly delicate for a Verdejo. The palate is mineral, crisp and very precise. Excellent.