Bodegas Alto Moncayo "Aquilon" Garnacha Campo de Borja DO 2017
(Aragon, Spain) - [WS 93]
Regular price $230.00 Sale price $179.97 Save $50.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
"Alto Moncayo" is the flagship of the winery. It is also another single-grape variety of Garnacha, from vines between 40 and 70 years old, aged in new barrels for 20 months. It has a remarkable complex nose, with balsamic aromas, redolent of black fruit, roasted notes and a very good structure in the mouth.
Aquilón is "The jewel in the Crown" a selection of the best barrels from the best lots. The vines are 60-100 years old. This wine has been rated twice 100 points as it truly represents the essence of the Garnacha from Aragón.
About the Vineyard
Vineyards in Tabuenca and Borja, planted with indegenous clones of Garnacha starting in the 1920s.
The selected highest quality grapes are placed into small stainless-steel tanks of 7 tons capacity. The must is basket pressed and fermentation is finished in new French and American oak where it complets the malolactic fermentation. Wine is aged in the barrels for 24 months before bottling.
Goes well with game, beef, pasta, rice and cheeses.
The Aspen Times:
“Now this is Garnacha. Produced in the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen, a region in the hills of northeastern Spain near Zaragoza. If you like lush dark chocolate, wines that coat your mouth with a rich, regal flavor, then you, like me, will love this product of the gnarly old vines that these wines are sourced from. Grenache, or Garnacha, as they call it in Spain, is a late ripening grape that imparts a bold experience. You can try other examples of the grape, but few express their origin as this wine from Bodegas Alto Moncayo.” (September 2021)
93 Points - Wine Spectator:
A polished red, medium- to full-bodied and expressive, this shows fine harmony overall, integrating sculpted, fine-grained tannins and lively acidity with rich and juicy blackberry and boysenberry fruit, dark chocolate shavings, graphite and eucalyptus. Features lingering hints of vanilla, spice and orange peel on the finish. Drink now