For many generations the Garcia family have been fully dedicated to viticulture. In an effort to take advantage of all their knowledge and experience, the current generation of the family decided to establish Bodegas Monteabellon, where the passion for viticulture and the art of winemaking is reflected. The winery is located in Nava de Roa, between Penafiel and Aranda de Duero, in the centre of the Ribera del Duero appellation.
The vineyards comprise a total of 70 hectares, spread across numerous plots. They are spread around the Nava de Roa commune, ranging from vineyards on the valley floor to hillside vineyards higher up. Finca La Blanquera is a single vineyard with pure white limestone soil - hence the name - right at the top of the hills (altitude 950m). Soils are sandy gravel on the valley floor, sand with clay and limestone at mid-level and poor rocky limestone higher up.
Bodegas y Viñedos Monteabellon is a family business founded in the year 2000 with the aim of elaborating high quality wines combining tradition with the most modern techniques.
Monteabellon is a great, stylish, modern Ribera del Duero at very attractive prices. The winemaker and creative driving force behind this recently created bodega is Isaac Fernandez, nephew of the great Mariano Garcia (legendary ex-Vega Sicilia winemaker). Isaac worked for many years alongside Mariano and his sons at Bodegas Mauro, and the Mauro style is clearly evident in the wines of Monteabellon...exuberant fruit, rich chocolately weight in the mouth, classy oak integration, sophisticated tannins, good balance and nice lift on the finish.
Avaniel is a young red wine produced from grapes that the Monteabellón bodega obtains from one of their younger plots called "Los Miles" The vines are around 6 to 10 years old. These conditions makes Avaniel a very fresh wine with lots of tasty fruity notes.
A cappela Roble has its origin in the freshest vineyards located nearer to the Duero River. The soil is sand with a little content of gravel. This gives a freshness that combined with the time in oak, allows us to elaborate a wine with a great personality and nice fruity hints.
Maximum extraction of the Tempranillo grapes from vineyards located near the Duero River. This gives a very characteristic freshness and combined with its 5 months barrel aging results in a wine with great personality and marked fruity undertones. Flavorful and fruity with round tannins.
From one of the most noble and autochthonous varietal as the Verdejo and in the emblematic region of Rueda, famous for its excellent white wines, Monteabellon Verdejo comes to life.
From the vineyards placed higher with sand soils with clay and limestone contents we elaborate Acappela Crianza. This soil provides us with propitious grapes to obtain a wine with a perfect structure perfect structure.
Produced with grapes from high altitude vineyards. This soil provides the low yield grapes needed to obtain this extraordinary wine. After 14 months of barrel ageing this is a wine for all Ribera del Duero lovers. It has structure, perfect balance between fruit and barrel, balsamic tannins. A wine you will enjoy with your meat.
Monteabellon Finca Matambres comes from the highest vineyards that Monteabellón owns which are subjected to extreme conditions. The soils are stony with high limestone content and with low water retention, these conditions provide high quality grapes. After ageing in oak barrels for 20/24 months the resulting wine is of supreme quality.
Monteabellón Finca La Blanquera was born as a tribute to the firm's founder Fabian who passed on his passion for winemaking to his children and grandchildren. Finca La Blanquera is the firm's highest altitude vineyard with a rocky soil rich in limestone that gives its name to this unique wine.