Aquilon 2016

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.

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
Average Vine Age
80
Exposure
Southern
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
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12-15 days
Fermentation temperature
77-86 °F
Maceration length
7-8
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
225 Liters for the French Oak and 300 Liters for the American
Type of oak
French and American
Length of aging before bottling
24
Analytical Data
Alcohol
16 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2.5 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Dry extract
30 g/L

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