Hacienda Monasterio Crianza 2016
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
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Very intense red-violet color.
The nose is very mineral with a lot of red fruit, mint and a background of
peppermint. The aromas are complex but in perfect harmony with the tertiary
aromas of its long barrel aging.
The mouth is soft, silky and very balanced with a nervous tannin that provides
structure and freshness, and that enhances its fruity and mineral character.
Due to its mineral balance and freshness, Hacienda Monasterio Cosecha
shows a great aging potential in the bottle. It is a great wine to enjoy at any time.
The Crianza is now simply the 2016 Hacienda Monasterio, a powerful wine from a large vintage where the vines delivered a good crop of ripe grapes, even when the grapes were harvested early. They told me they have seen the climate change in their vineyards, and the ripe grapes and the wine now achieve 15% alcohol and it's very difficult to lower it. This is a generous and ripe wine with a juicy texture, ripe flavors and abundant, round tannins. It feels very young and undeveloped, and the wine seems to have the stuffing and balance for a positive development in bottle. The 2017 and 2018 vintages were fermented in the new smaller vats, 8,000-liter (instead of the 20,000-liter vats they had originally until 2016), which will allow them to vinify smaller lots. 240,530 bottles produced.
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