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Characteristics of Aquilón
Aquilón is a red wine from the Campo de Borja D.O region, produced by the Alto Moncayo winery. This wine is made using solely Garnacha (100%) grapes.
The grapes used to make Aquilón from 30 hectares of vineyards growing on soil that is stony and poor in organic matter. This results in little production in grapes, however the quality is extremely high.
The Garnacha grapes used to make Aquilón come from vines which are aged between 60-100 years old. These vineyards are found on the slopes of Moncayo Massif.
The process of vinification and production follows traditional methods. In order to allow the character of the Garnacha grapes to flourish, Aquilón ages for 24 months in the wineries best oak barrels.
This wine is made under the technical direction of renowned Australian winemaker Chris Ringland, with the project being promoted by Jorge Ordóñez.
Serve at 18ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Large game, Game animals, Roasted red meats, Game stew, Wild pig, Roasted Pork
SightIntense cherry red colour, almost opaque, with violet trims. Clean and bright. Dense and slow tears.NoseVery intense and complex wine. Lots of ripe fruit and toasty aromas accompanied by high quality notes of oak with a superb minerality and good notes of coffee and toffee. Subtle hints of spicy, along with a touch of balsamic, which round this wine.
TasteAquilon is an explosion in the mouth. Very large and powerful. Fleshy, sweet and silky mid palate, with a great concentration of flavours. It is fresh and has a good acidity that results in a balanced wine. Fine and very sweet tannins. Very persistent and very long finish.
SightIntense cherry red color, almost opaque, with violet. Clean and bright. Tear dense and slow.NoseHe is very intense and complex. Many ripe fruit toast accompanied by high quality wood with superb minerality and good coffee and toffee notes. Subtle spicy notes, together with the balsamic, rounded wine.
TasteNorth is an explosion in the mouth. Very large and powerful. Step fleshy, sweet and silky, with a great concentration of flavors, fresh with good acidity that balances the wine. Fine tannins and very sweet. Final very persistent and very long.
For many years, Aragonese wines were used to strengthen weaker wines, both in Spain and abroad. However, in the past few years Araongese wines have managed to dramatically change this stereotype and their reputation in general. The D.O Somontano region lead this revolution during the 90´s with the cultivation of foreign varieties, but now other wine regions, such as the DOCampo de Borja, have discovered the extraordinary possibilities of one of its native varieties: Grenache, one of the most prominent varieties in Spain. It is not in vain that the DO Campo de Borja is considered "the queen of Grenache".
Alto Moncayo they have discovered the extraordinary possibilities of one of their historical grapes in the area of Campo de Borja: the Red Grenache or Garnacha Tinta, one of the most Hispanic varieties, where some of the wines from this winery already have a place of honour in the national and international wine ranking. If there is a nuance that defines the wines of Alto Moncayo, this is their unique balance without losing intensity, with their clear fruit-laden aromas, and their energy and personality.