Clean, clear and bright. Maroon color with ruby reflections, with a high layer intensity. Very nice to see.
The nose is extremely fruitful with a seductive collection of balsamic notes of the same aging. Fruit aromas with jam such as plums and figs, are perfectly balanced with the hints of chocolate and in the background the smoky notes of mineral.
Very warm in mouth but well harmonized. Where it is unctuous, with volume and nice and very ripe tannins. Long, large and persistent finish.
Perfect harmony with high taste dishes, such as (for starters) typical dishes of the area; "Roasted ternasco", chicken with "chilindrón", cod with "ajorriero", "codillo" baked, etc ...
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Garnacha is one of the varieties that best expresses its terroir. Hence, within the Campo de Borja Denomination of Origin, the Garnachas of Alto Moncayo are different from those of the rest of the same area. This is due to the strict selection of the vineyards, the type of soil where they are implanted, the microclimate and the age of the vineyard. And since they are old vineyards they are very balanced vines, with a very deep root system.
The soils where these old vines of Garnacha are located are glacis, or foothills of the Ainzón, Fuendejalón and Tabuenca mountain ranges, very stony, with little rounded edges, limestone or marl, dolomites, quartzites and slates. They are highly permeable soils, which cause runoff waters to filter down to the deepest clay layers.
This proximity of Moncayo is what gives the area a cold and dry continental climate with an Atlantic influence in winter and a Mediterranean influence in summer, with different microclimates depending on the altitude of the vineyard. Thus we can find average rainfall of 250 mm / year in the lower areas and 350 mm / year in the higher areas of Tabuenca. They are areas hardened by “El Cierzo”, a prevailing wind from the Northwest that accelerates the evaporation of the little rainfall.
All these factors, together with the location of the vines in areas between 500 and 800 meters above sea level, where maturity is very slow, means that wines of great fruitiness and minerality are obtained.