Legado del Moncayo Dry Muscat

"All the lovely Muscat flavor without the overwhelming sweetness" —
Vivino User - Julie (WineSnobVA)
Campo de Borja D.O.
100% Muscat
500-550 meters / Brown Limestone
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Grapes were harvested in early September seeking maximum aromatic expresion
Cold pre-fermentation maceration with skins for 8 hours, fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
Aged 3 months with fine lees in stainless steel tank
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Wine Name
Legado del Moncayo Dry Muscat 2016
Great Value (WP) 88 (VfC)
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Great Value The Washington Post "Muscat generally tends to be sweet. Dry versions like this one retain the grape's flowery and citrus character. Think of standing in a lemon grove near the ocean on a breezy day. This is delicious by itself but would be a great partner for seafood salad or paella.”

Washington Post, January 2018
88 View from the Cellar This is the first time I have tasted the Dry Muscat from Legado del Moncayo and I like the wine quite well, but it is already showing a bit of reductive issues on the backend of the palate, with the finish a touch pinched and a slightly off, asparagus flavor just starting to poke out on the finish. Last I checked, asparagus was more closure-specific and varietal-specific when tasting Muscat. With some coaxing, the nose offers up a very pretty blend of fresh pear, salty soil tones, a touch of beeswax, spring flowers and a hint of wild fennel. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and quite dry, with a good core of fruit, lovely soil signature and a long, crisp and well-balanced finish that cannot quite shed its reductive vegetal streak on the backend, even with extended time in decanter. This is a really, really good wine, so let’s put it under natural cork next vintage!
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
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Legado del Moncayo Dry Muscat 2017
89 (I-WR)
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89 International Wine Review Medium yellow straw. Very aromatic with effusive rose petals show on nose. Perfumed floral palate with tropical fruit notes, finishing dry and crisp.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
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