Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Alto Moncayo

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2014 Vintage

93pts

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2013 Vintage

91pts

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2013 Vintage

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Campo de Borja

Location

The vineyards are located surrounding the town of Tabuenca in the higher altitude zones of Campo de Borja, on the foothills of the Moncayo massiff.

Varietal

100% Garnacha de Monte

Vineyards

Multiple estate grown vineyards of Garnacha de Monte surrounding the town of Tabuenca.

Year(s) Planted

Planted between 1910 and 1950.

Viticulture

Head trained, dry farmed vineyards that are cared for by hand. Due to the arid climate, in many cases these vineyards receive only one organic sulfur spray per year.

Soils

A wide variety of soil types that vary based on the location of the vineyards on the extinct volcano. Very stony, with varying levels of red clay, limestone, and grey slate. Extremely well drained soils.

Climate

Continental climate with influences from both the Mediterranean in the East and the Atlantic in the North. Varying mesoclimates based on the position of the vineyards on the Moncayo.

Winemaking

The bunches are sorted and fermented in open-top, temperature controlled 8T stainless open top fermenters. Basket pressed.

Ageing

Malolactic fermentation & ageing for 20 months in new French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels.

Comments

Alto Moncayo is the finest Garnacha produced in Campo de Borja and is the ultimate expression of what can be achieved from the oldest vineyards of Garnacha's original clone. These wines are the idea of Jorge Ordóñez, Bodegas Borsao, and Chris Ringland.



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