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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2016

Alto Moncayo Veraton

2016
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JAMES SUCKLING
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PEÑÍN

Every time we taste a new wine from Jorge Ordóñez we have the same reaction: we take our hats off to...

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£ 22.37

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Alto Moncayo Veraton 2016

Type

Red Crianza

Wine region

Campo de Borja (Spain)

Grapes

Grenache

Producer

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Alcohol content

15.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Every time we taste a new wine from Jorge Ordóñez we have the same reaction: we take our hats off to him. This man knows how to pick the right vineyards and surround himself with good professionals so as to offer the widest possible range of consumers some delightful wines. They will more or less please just about everybody, because he does offer style, but quality and elegance are irrefutable factors in all the wines bearing his name.

This Veratón, for example, from Alto Moncayo, a winery which boasts the famous Australian oenologist Chris Ringland, is a totally pure mountain Garnacha, made using grapes from old vineyards, very impressive; and so too are its name, its label and the choice of bottle. A lovely, lovely wine: dense, lively, rich and refined.

Once in the glass, Veratón exhibits thick tears and a vivacious, bright colour, so we are expecting a real beauty. Forget the idea that Garnacha has no colour! On the nose it is decidedly rich with restrained power; there is no doubting its potential and vigour, yet all the aromas come through in a perfectly balanced and smooth way, in harmony: creamy ageing notes showing good integration, juicy fruit aromas of red and black fruits, fresh and ripe fruit, with forest berry notes, spicy and balsamic hints too, and smoky touches… It is a complex and powerful wine, ready to delight us on the nose but ending up by enchanting us on the palate: fresh, sinewy, meaty, very intense and flavoursome, with suggestions of liqueur and earthy notes, on a mineral background. Its elegance is most apparent and the tannins come over as polished, auguring a long life ahead for this wine. The aftertaste continues the flavour of red and black fruit and a rich-sweet feel, not overly sweet but definitely rich, appealing, elegant and seductive. What about another one? Just remember when you finish the bottle: this tasty Garnacha contains 15.5% alcohol!

Game dishes / Beefburgers / Lamb with fine herbs / Pasta with bolognese sauce / Oven-cooked meats

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16º C and 18º C

Customer reviews

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by: Steven (1 Mar) - Vintage 2016

Powerful expression of Garnacha

A serious wine at a reasonable price. Blackberry, blackcurrant, damson, vanilla and sour cherry dominates the palate. I feel that this, along with Alto Moncayo's flagship wine and Vina Tondonia, represent the best value in Spanish wine. So much so, I am ordering a bottle of their Aquilon this time.

by: Cecilia (24/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

Good!

This is à wine I can highley recomend ! We have this one Al-Saud in the cellar . Try it!

by: Shaun (07/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

Powerful example of Grenache

Very interesting wine showing how well Grenache in this region produces wine with great depth and intensity, would purchase again

by: Stefano (28 Jan) - Vintage 2016

Potenza

Piacevolissimo e già pronto questa interpretazione di garnacha, come il suo affine Cannonau è un vino che ha molte sfaccettature da scoprire degustando con amici

by: quasimododk (23/02/2019) - Vintage 2015

Garnacha di qualità e carattere

Il Veraton è una garnacha di alta montagna e di pregio. Ha un naso caratterizzato da frutta matura se non marmellata di frutti rossi; riempe il palato, ha una bella spina acida ed un finale armonico. Che dire?! In una degustazione Fisar che poneva a confronto cannonau, tai rosso, gamay, grenache di qualità, il Veraton è risultato una spanna sopra tutti.

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Bodegas Alto Moncayo are committed to indigenous varieties (“mountain” Garnacha grapevines) and preserving the heritage of old vineyards, aiming for the highest quality both in their winemaking and product presentation, in an effort to be competitive on an international scale. Bodegas Alto Moncayo belong to the Grupo Jorge Ordóñez, under the direction of Ordóñez himself, and which also comprises the Malaga winery bearing his own name, Jorge Ordóñez & Co., Bodegas Breca (Cal...