Region: Ribera del Duero, ESP
Bodegas Monteabellón is located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero with 52 hectares of vineyards (mainly Tempranillo) around the township of Nava de Roa. Isaac Fernandez, nephew of the legendary Vega Sicilia ex- winemaker, Marino Garcia, is the inspiration behind this relatively new venture.
Avaniel made from grapes from one or the freshest, young plots called "Los Miles". Violet and damson with wild forest fruits and plum pudding, spice cake character. There is an intriguing mountain herbs and salt blushed fruit thing going on too. The palate is mid-weight verging on full of plump, cool blue fruits and black raspberry cool-aid. The palate leads into a salty, dry finish. The tannins are fine grained and feel off in the distance providing gentle structure to the easy drinking fruit.