NEW ARRIVALS: Montebuena Rioja (Spain)

CASTILLO LABASTIDA, A COOPERATIVE of 152 growers, combines traditional winemaking ways with the latest technology to produce its well-regarded Montebuena Rioja brand from its members’ 600 hectares. The winery was a pioneer among the region’s farmers in the application of Bordeaux-style aging techniques brought to Spain by Rioja-born Don Manuel Quintano back in 1787.


Montebuena Rioja Blanco 2012 INTRO. PRICE €9 (SAVE €2.49)
Bright yellow hue with a fruit-forward nose of ripe apple, banana and lime. Very intense and zesty. Made from 100% Viura. Drink as an aperitif or with prawns in aioli. BUY HERE

Montebuena Rioja Tempranillo 2012 INTRO. PRICE €9 (SAVE €2.49)
Joven-style red that offers easy, uncomplicated drinking. Nimble red fruits and dusty spices on the palate, with hints of liquorice. Ideal for parties and barbecues. BUY HERE

Montebuena Rioja Crianza 2009 INTRO. PRICE €11.99 (SAVE €3)
Winemaker Manuel Ruiz Hernández has crafted an exquisite varietal Tempranillo from mature vineyards and using lightly-toasted oak barrels. Egg whites are used to clarify the developing wine, imbuing it with a satin-like smoothness. BUY HERE

Montebuena Rioja Reserva 2006 INTRO. PRICE €15.99 (SAVE €4)
Impressive, profound Reserva with a big, open bouquet of dark cherry, smoke and cocoa. Minerally-balsamic notes add to the interest on the palate and the mouthfeel is rich, smooth and velvety. Indulgent stuff. 90 points from Robert Parker and a gold medal from the International Wine Challenge. BUY HERE

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