100% Garnacha Tinta (Red Grenache)
This wine is produced from 40 year old Garnacha vines which are grown at high elevation, 700-750 meters above sea level, on the Moncayo mountain’s flank. The vines are planted in stone rich clay soils and are trained en vaso. The grapes were hand harvested, carefully fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled straight from the tanks to preserve the intense red cherry aromas and spice of the fruit. No oak.
“Set on stony soils, old-vine Garnacha seems to thrive in this climate. The nose has wet stone and red fruit aromas that continue to build in the glass. Fruit driven, with lovely terrior characteristics, the wine reveals red cherry, red currant and dusty earth flavors that connect with a soft mouthfeel and lovely underlying tension.” – 90 Points, International Wine Report, June 2018
“The 2016 Garnacha Legado del Moncayo from Isaac Fernandez comes in at fourteen percent alcohol and once again is a very well-made wine and a fine value. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a mix of baked raspberries, black cherries, hung game, garrigue, wild fennel, a good base of soil and a bit of spice tones in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, robust and has plenty of ripe fruit at the core, with moderate tannins, good focus and grip and just a whisper of heat on the long finish. Good juice that could use a couple of years in the cellar to soften up a bit more on the backend. 2020-2040.” – 88 Points, View From the Cellar, May/June 2018