Bodegas Vinicola Real 200 Monges Reserva Seleccion Especial 2005
Deep, intense red with notes of ripe red fruit, tobacco, cedar, and truffles on the nose: very clean, intense aromas. Good body on the palate, with fine tannins from careful barrel-ageing, and very well-balanced. Ample mouth-feel with light notes of liquorice and a long, silky and elegant finish.
This wine was made with a strict selection of three grape varieties – Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10% and Garnacha 5% – harvested manually in 15 kg tubs. The grapes are partially or totally destemmed, depending on the year and then fermented in Allier oak vats for 11 days, and left in contact with the skins for further 25 days, in order to extract the right amount of tannins.