Red Wine Alto Moncayo Veraton 2016
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This Spanish red wine was crafted by the Alto Moncayo winery, a brand of Grupo Jorge Ordóñez, 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 Crianza 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.
Not filtered prior to its bottling, Alto Moncayo Veratón 2016 should be decanted 1 hour before drinking.
This old-vines Grenache will evolve beautifully over the next years.
The red wine Alto Moncayo Veratón has an intense, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This is a deep and exuberant old-vines Grenache from Campo de Borja. 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 of 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||
Elegant and savoury, Alto Moncayo Veratón 2016 has an excellent pleasure-value ratio.
Alto Moncayo Veraton 2015:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. James Suckling 93.
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?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Other guides||J. Suckling 94.|
|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|