We're in the land of Castile. A land of history, tradition, culture and nature in all its glory. A land of ancestry, countryside, plains and mountains. A land of hunting with greyhounds, great men, rivers, pastures and silence. A land of meaningful and expressive wines. This is Monte Blanco land.
We're in the land of Castile. Without forgetting where we came from. With a clear vision of where we want to be.
We're based here, in the town of Serrada, in the Rueda Designation of Origin, where a fertile bond has been forged between lovers of the land, of farming and of its fruits, and wisdom in making the best wines. The result is Monte Blanco. Land, knowledge, work.
With its presence in Rueda, Ramón Bilbao brings its philosophy and its love of wine to this privileged setting. Its people, its exuberant and generous countryside, its historical knowledge... a place with a wealth of virtues where success is guaranteed to those guided by reason. In this case, success is a good white wine. It's that simple, that complex.
Monte Blanco was forged from an alliance that made it what it is today. Fruit of the union of two flavours, two types of wisdom. Firstly, the local people, rooted in their natural environment, with no secrets and avid defenders of vineyard farming with no frills or short cuts. These are our fields. Our life. Our identity.
Then, when the grapes are safely inside the winery, a different type of wisdom sets to work in perfect harmony with the first. This wisdom successfully extracts every single distinguishing feature of our Verdejo and drives the process of making and watching over the wine.
There's no hurry. It's time to let the wine express itself freely in a technology-driven setting that also relies on nature's precision. Its incredibly rich nuances, its undeniable quality, each and every one of its values, is the result of painstaking care throughout the whole production process. This enables us to make a unique wine every year. A great unique wine.
The origin and the final goal. The beginning and the end. Golden with iridescences of lemon zest, brilliant and almost luminous. This is the first impression of our Monte Blanco. As you persevere, you recognise its beautifully scented aroma, its varietal strength, with hints of mountainside, fruit, the terroir of its birth. The typical aromas of passion fruit, aniseed and fennel. With a tropical syrupy background and reminiscences of aromatic plants. A pleasure that goes beyond the senses.
The character of Monte Blanco is obvious at first glance. The image on the label includes a picture of a mountain that is only visible when the bottle is at the ideal temperature for drinking. At 10-11ºC, the blue line drawing of the iconic mountain that is the brand's namesake appears on the label, showing that the wine is at the perfect temperature for appreciating its full flavour.
| Brand||MONTE BLANCO|
| Size||75 CL|
| Region Produced in||Serrada - Rueda|
| Made with||100% Verdejo|
| Alcohol Content||13,5%|
| Tasting Notes||At last, after three years working in the area we have got a typical vintage. The golden colour of the last harvests are now overtoned with greenish and steely notes that make a very bright wine. This 100% verdejo wine shows aniseed and almond tree flower notes on the nose over a freshly cut hay background with hints of Sorrento lemons and subtle tropical fruit notes (pineapple, passion fruit, mango, etc) On the palate it is vibrantly fresh due to its youth, but structured and flavourful with memories of fennel and exotic fruits. The aftertaste is strong and subtle at the same time wih a nice balance and demands another sip in the search of an outburst of different notes.|
| Awards||- Best White Wine of Spain - Nariz de Oro 2011|
- Best Rueda Wine in Guia Gourmets 2011
| Product Dimensions||31 x 7 x 7 cm|
| Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
| Manufacturer/Producer||Bodegas Ramón Bilbao S.A.|
| Country Produced in||Spain|