2019 Legado del Moncayo Garnacha

Legado de Moncayo |Campo de Borja |Grenache
A crunchy red-fruited version of Spanish Garnacha (Grenache).
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Bright and lively Grenache from the mountain country of Campo do Borja in north east Spain.

A vine to vat to bottle wine, with no oak interference, this is gentle and silky, cherries and spices, crunch and length.

Legado del Moncayo is Legacy of Moncayo, which is the extinct volcano where the vineyards can be found. Cold and windy in winter, dry and exceedingly hot in summer, it is one of the wonders of wine that such inhospitable locations produce such hospitable welcoming wines.

Campo de Borja, which grandly calls itself 'The Empire of Garnacha' is a DO of 5000 hectares in Zaragoza province, between Navarra and Catalayud. Most of the DO inhabits the borad, delta-like flood plains of Río Ebro, after it departs Rioja for Priorat and the Mediterranean. The climate is extremely dry-continental - it's hot, it's dry and it's windy. Rainfall is a paltry 350mm, and upto 450mm in the hills. Grapes grow between 350-750m altitude.

The soils are a mix of limestone stand, large calcareous stones and ferrous clay. Production here dates back to 1145. Legado de Moncayo (Legacy of Moncayo) is a project based in the south of Campo de Borja in Ainzon. Younger vine Garnacha Negra and Garnacha Blanca is planted 550-600m, with older vines upto 750m. Most are goblet-trained bush vines.

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Juicy and Bright

    Been loving some Grenache lately and love the bright styles coming out of Spain. This is a medium-bodied, bright and juicy well-balanced drop. There's some fine tannic structure and acidity, overall it's just a terrific, easy drinker with real personality. Recommended.

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