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Monte Real Gran Reserva 2011 in the TOP 100 World Wine Enthusiast

Monte Real Gran Reserva of the excellent vintage 2011 has been included in the Top 100 of the best wines in the world - category "Cellar Selections" - by the influential American specialized magazine Wine Enthusiast, which includes in this elite selection, where only others appear Three Spanish brands, the wines with the greatest potential for aging worldwide. The historic mark of the centennial Bodegas Riojanas is one of the most recognized of the D.O. Rioja qualified in the reserve and grand reserve categories, categories that represent the style of wines with great aging potential that has cemented the prestige of the region and that, as is the case of Monte Real, have experienced a very significant oenological evolution towards A more innovative profile to approach market trends. Aspects such as the greater intensity of color or fruit concentration have been worked on, a modernization that rightly combines respect for the tradition and identity that has characterized Bodegas Riojanas since its foundation in 1890 with the innovative spirit of the new generations. Pioneer in Rioja de The 'estate wines', which acquired popularity in the early twentieth century, Monte Real is a wine that represents the authentic character of the Riojan tempranillo and the uniqueness of the vineyard from which the grapes with which it is made are produced. This is a selection of plots located in the place called 'El Monte', at an altitude of about 430 meters, with clay-limestone soils covered with boulders and located in the town of Cenicero, epicenter of the Rioja Alta subzone. Property for more than two centuries of the Frías and Artacho families, founders of Bodegas Riojanas, the vineyard of the Tempranillo variety is over 40 years old, is planted in a glass and its cultivation is carried out with criteria of sustainable viticulture, obtaining maximum productions of about 4,000 kg / ha, ideal for harvesting a fruit of the highest quality. The technique of elaboration with native yeasts and the subsequent aging in American oak barrels of medium roasting for 36 months, determine the profile of the Monte Real Grand Reserve as a powerful and structured wine, while endowed with great finesse and elegance. As the director of the tasting committee Michael Schachner writes in the report published by Wine Enthusiast, “it is definitely an exceptional wine, destined for the category of‘ saves ’, which can be enjoyed now or in 2030.” In addition to the important support that represents the selection of Monte Real Gran Reserva among the 100 best wines in the world by Wine Enthusiast, the twenty prizes that it has obtained in the main international competitions held in recent years and the high scores that have given it The most prestigious wine guides in several countries show the recognition of the high quality of this 'renewed' classic both by critics and the new generations of wine lovers.