Made by the technical team at Hacienda Monasterio, these modern dynamic winemakers include Carlos de la Fuente and 100 point winemaker Peter Sisseck. A blend of mostly Tempranillo with a soft splash of Merlot this wine brings great intensity from this sloped vineyard planted between 860 and 930 meters. Very complete and balanced with great red fruit, notes of underbrush and mineral, and great integration of French oak. This is a completely different wine from the new regime.
The now called simply 2013 Montecastro feel like a completely different wine from a new regime. The wine is ripe and heady but the oak feels much better integrated, and the palate is smoother and with better balance and freshness. It's mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot matured in used French and American (10%) oak barrels for 13 to 18 months depending on the lot. 53,433 bottles produced.