The wines of Alto Moncayo are crafted to express the unique terroir of windswept high elevation Campo de Borja DO; and to serve as a benchmark for world class Old Vine Garnacha.

Aquilón is "The jewel in the Crown" a selection of the best barrels from the best lots. The vines are 60-100 years old.

About the Vineyard

Vineyards in Tabuenca and Borja, planted with indegenous clones of Garnacha starting in the 1920s.

Wine Production

The selected highest quality grapes are placed into small stainless-steel tanks of 7 tons capacity. The must is basket pressed and fermentation is finished in new French and American oak where it complets the malolactic fermentation. Wine is aged in the barrels for 24 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Very deep red, scarlet rim

Aroma: Minerals and vanilla. Hints of raisins and dark Chocolate

Palate: As typical of the vintage, power and intensity with disarming elegance.

Food Pairing

Goes well with beef, pork, game based stews and rice dishes.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Privately owned vineyards mainly in the Tabuenca and Borja area.
Soil composition:
Iron-rich, Gravel, and Stony
Elevation:
1,200-2,400 feet
Exposure:
Southern
Average Vine Age:
80
Harvest time:
Late October/Early November
First vintage of this wine:
2002
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Garnacha
Prefermentation technique:
Cold maceration
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12-15 days
Fermentation temperature:
77-86 °F
Length of maceration:
7-8 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 Liters for the French Oak and 300 Liters for the American
Age of aging container:
New
Type of oak:
French and American
Length of aging before bottling:
24
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
16.0 %
pH level:
3.4
Residual sugar:
2.5 g/L
Acidity:
5.7 g/L
Dry extract:
30.0 g/L

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