This Spanish red wine was crafted by the Alto Moncayo winery, a brand of the Jorge Ordóñez Group, from 30 to 60-year-old vines planted on the hills of the Moncayo mountains. Soils are rocky and extremely poor, while climate is quite extreme.
Harvested by hand, the grapes of this Grenache red wine were carefully selected and vinified. Malolactic fermentation and the subsequent 16-month ageing period took place in new American and French oak barrels.
Alto Moncayo Veratón 2015 was not filtered prior to its bottling.
This old-vines Grenache will improve in the bottle for about 6-7 years.
Decant at least 1 hour before drinking.
Alto Moncayo Veratón has an intense, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This old-vines Grenache from Campo de Borja is deep and exuberant. Prominent notes of balsam, along with loads of black fruit, some intimations of red berries, notions of grinded pepper, english custard and moka. On the background, subtle aromas of aromatic herbs, garrigue and dry earth.
Bold, slightly warm and well-structured, this red wine by the Alto Moncayo winery is smooth, with a velvety body and a great texture. Notes of liquor-infused fruit, balsam, flowers and dry earth, wrapped in some creamy nuances. Great acidity, ripe tannins and long, refreshing finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Alto Moncayo Veratón 2015 is elegant, savoury and drinkable. Excellent pleasure-value ratio!
Alto Moncayo Veratón 2014:
Peñín 93. Parker 91.
Alto Moncayo Veratón 2012:
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Parker 93.
Alto Moncayo Veratón 2011:
Parker 92. Peñín 93.
|D.O.||Campo de Borja|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
First-class Grenache, not as sturdy as it may seem considering it is a Somontano. The winery has softened its procedures, and now the oak is less prominent.