bodegas montecillo

Import Selection: Rioja, 1986. Bodegas Montecillo

In 1874 the Navajas family founded the Bodegas Montecillo winery in the Alavesa district near the Rio Oja (“Oja River”), name­sake of what has become Spain’s most acclaimed wine producing re­gion. Montecillo was one of the pi­oneering wineries which adapted French (Bordeaux) wine-making techniques to Spanish grapes last century and in so doing created a… read more »

Cumbrero, 1982. White Rioja, Bodegas Montecillo | Vintage Wine History and Information

CUMBRERO. 1982 –WHITE RIOJA, BODEGAS MONTECILLO by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | September 1984 Rioja is best known for its red wines. It competes with sherry as the premier wine of Spain. Not really a fair comparison because of their totally different style and usage. White wine from Rioja is another matter. It is not as well known,… read more »

Viña Monty, 1975. Bodegas Montecillo| Vintage Wine History and Information

VIÑA MONTY. 1975 – BODEGAS MONTECILLO by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | February 1984 There were vineyards in Rioja when the Romans colonized this area of Spain. It was one of the first regions to be recaptured during the Reconquest, and it supplied wine in large quantity to the thirsty Conquistadors. By 1770 a ” Royal Society… read more »