Denominacion de Origen
D.O. Campo de Borja
The vineyards are located near the town of Borja on the foothills of the Moncayo massif.
100% Garnacha de Monte
Four estate grown single vineyards of Garnacha de Monte.
Planted between 1910 and 1926.
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.
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.
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.
The bunches are sorted and fermented in open-top, temperature controlled 4T stainless open top fermenters. Basket pressed.
Malolactic and ageing for 24 months in new French (70%) and American (30%) oak barriques.
Aquilon is the top wine produced from Bodegas Alto Moncayo, and is the result of the top barrel selection from the winery. More often than not, the four oldest estate grown vineyards end up comprising the final blend.