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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2018

Alto Moncayo Veraton

2018
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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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£26.24

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Alto Moncayo Veraton 2018

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Crianza
Alcohol content i15.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018

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!

Food pairing

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

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Steven (01/03/2020) - 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: Simply the best (19/12/2016) - Vintage 2014

Color, bottle, taste, bucce

The first time i test Alto moncayo was 2009. Since then im lost. Every yer since then i have borth this wine. The big problem is that is the bottle gets emty too fast. When i selebrete somthing its Alto moncayo time./Lasse fr.o.m. Sweden👍

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: Erik (23/12/2020) - Vintage 2017

Smooth and good quality for the price

The younger brother of the Alto Moncayo is in no way less precious. Worth trying out - some like it more than its namesake.

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!

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