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Barón de Ley Finca Monasterio 2021

Barón de Ley Finca Monasterio


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

The Finca Monasterio wine is made from grapevines planted in Mendavia in 1985, near the Benedictine monastery belonging to the Barón de Ley winery. The grapes are mainly Tempranillo but small amounts of other varieties are used too. They are harvested by hand and then undergo a strict selection process which can reject around 20% of the grapes. Only the best fruit is destemmed ready for the fermentation process which includes regular bâtonnage (lees stirring) and daily checks on the must. After a lengthy maceration period, lasting longer than the fermentation itself, the resulting wine has an excellent extraction of colour and tannins which provide it with the profile of a modern wine with a great future.

It is aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels and then spends a further 6 months in 10,000-litre foudres made from the same oak. The wine is neither filtered nor stabilized before being released onto the market.

The wine has an intense and dark Picota cherry colour, with a persistent rim of violet hues. Clear aromas of black fruit jams (blackberries and plums) dominate alongside balsamic wood, with hints of tea and herbal infusions, coconut, lactic notes, cocoa, and spices such as cloves. On the palate, the Finca Monasterio is well-structured, flavoursome, balanced and elegant. Juicy and embellished with balanced tannins, it has a penetrating smoky, almost peaty, undertone. Its rounded toasty finish makes it a mouth-watering drink.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Intense / Dark / Violet rim
Pure / Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Blackberries / Plums / Jam / Fine woods / Balsamic notes / Black tea / Coconut / Lactic notes / Cocoa / Spicy notes / Clove
Structured / Flavoursome / Balanced / Elegant / Well-integrated tannins / Juicy / Smoky notes / Peat / Pleasant finish / Rounded / Roasted notes / Easy to drink / Pleasurable

Drinking and storing


Food pairing

Game terrine / Cured cheeses / Oxtail

Ratings and awards

201692 PN90 SK
201590 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

5 reviews


Vinification materialWood
Ageing period24 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationUnfiltered

The winery

Barón de Ley

Barón de Ley

The Barón de Ley winery is located in an old monastery in the town of Mendavia, in the Navarre area of the DOCa Rioja appellation. Founded in 1985 and inspired by the Médoc châteaux in France, its Reserva and Gran Reserva wines were quickly rated among the best wines for long-term ageing. One of the few Spanish wineries listed on the stock exchange, it is now a business group bringing together names such as El...