Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2013 750ml
SKU 782197

Alto Moncayo Aquilon Grenache 2013

Campo De Borja - Aragon - Spain

Professional Wine Reviews for Alto Moncayo Aquilon Grenache 2013

Rated 94 by Decanter
(aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) Inky purple. Explosive spice- and smoke-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits, potpourri and candied licorice, with a zesty white pepper quality emerging as the wine opens up. Sweet, expansive and round on the palate, offering intense, mineral-laced blackberry and violet pastille flavors and repeating smokiness. Utterly stains the palate and shows noteworthy power and lift on the strikingly long finish, with building tannins adding shape and grip. There are only 200 cases of this elegant bruiser, which is made from a selection of the estate's oldest vines, most of which were planted over 100 years ago. (Galloni)
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Varietal: Grenache

The purple skinned grapes of the Grenache varietal have quickly become one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world, flourishing in several countries which have the correct conditions in which they can grow to ripeness. They thrive anywhere with a dry, hot climate, such as that found in central Spain and other such arid areas, and produce delightfully light bodied wines full of spicy flavors and notes of dark berries. Their robustness and relative vigor has led them being a favorite grape varietal for wineries all over the world, and whilst it isn't uncommon to see bottles made from this varietal alone, they are also regularly used as a blending grape due to their high sugar content and ability to produce wines containing a relatively high level of alcohol.

Country: Spain

For over two thousand years, Spain has been responsible for much of Europe's wine production, making the very best of native grape varietals, and more recently experimenting with and perfecting wines made from imported grapes. Of course, the region of La Rioja is renowned world-wide for the quality and characteristics of its wines, which benefit greatly from the warm, dry continental climate of the area, and the fertile soils of the Ebro river basin. However, there is far more to Spanish produce than the complex, aromatic and earthy red wine of this region, as a result of the vast range of wine making traditions and practices, and terrains and climatic conditions found across the country. The region Castilla y Leon produces some of Europe's finest white wines, and the sparkling wines of Cava and the sherries of Jerez are firm favorites for wine lovers around the world.