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Legado del Moncayo "Montana"

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2016

Legado del Moncayo "Montana"

Grenache

Campo de Borja, Spain

Alc. 14 %

Retail
$21.99
Club Price
$16.49

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New Vintage! This wine was previously featured in May 2017 packages but is back by popular demand!

Winemaker, Isaac Fernandez, has spent more than 25 years producing some of the best wines in northern Spain. He seeks to respect the identity of each individual vineyard, and to nurture wines that balance power, finesse and purity, while maintaining the capacity to age. He has produced wine from some of the most famous regions in Spain, from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Rueda to Cava. This wine is produced from the Denominacion de Origen (DO) Campo de Borja.

Campo de Borja is located in the northwest corner of Spain. It has a continental climate that comes with a unique twist, the "cierzo" wind that blows cold, dry air down from the northwest. As you would expect, summers are very hot and winters are cold. Temperatures can vary widely - Campo de Borja has recorded highs over 37 degrees Celsius and lows well below zero. The region does not get much rain, lending even more to the harsh climate, which is dry and arid. Serve within the next three years, serve at 16C.

Look

Lovely rich burgundy colour with a light-medium ruby rim.

Smell

Shows youthful, but definitely has some depth. Flinty, slate aromas are first followed by some dark plum, savoury herb and black cherry. Berry flavours are a touch salty, while finishing with ripeness and good overall balance.

Taste

Velvety tannins envelope your mouth with notes of small rustic berries and black plums. Peppercorn spice with black cherry and bramble berry. Wet stone and flint show through without being aggressive. The finish has some stewed prune with a hint of clove. This wine is quite young and is certainly showing it can be aged for a few years. We strongly recommend decanting to help it open up.

Pairing

Perfect for a charcuterie plate with Manchego cheese, olives and Serrano ham. Braised lamb shanks is another classic pairing.

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