New Press - Wine Spectator highlights Legado del Moncayo Garnacha

Feb 06, 2020

Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Vendimia Seleccionada Montaña 2017 was included in a Wine Spectator Tasting Highlights article entitled Grenache vs. Garnacha: 8 Generous Reds for $30 or Less. The focus of the article was to highlight Grenache based wines and blends that, "show off the prize grape's quality and versatility."

Grenache is one of the world’s most widely planted red grapes, yielding diverse styles of wines under several names (Garnacha and Garnatxa in Spain, Cannonau in Sardinia) but nearly always adhering to its signature hallmarks of abundant fruit and round, appealing texture. Most of the world's Grenache comes from France and Spain, and it is from these two countries that we’ve put together eight reds at 88 points or higher, each showcasing Grenache's depth and versatility...

Spain produces an array of Garnacha styles, with the grape appearing in nearly every Spanish region. While Priorat's Garnacha-based wines get most of the attention, northeastern Spain’s Campo de Borja appellation produces concentrated Garnachas, with higher alcohol levels...

Wherever it’s grown, Grenache delivers delicious and noteworthy wines, excellent for sipping on their own or pairing with food....Or bring some fruit to your smoky barbecue with one of the lively Spanish Garnachas on our list...No matter the occasion—or the name it goes by—these Grenaches are certain to impress.

Garnacha Campo de Borja Legado del Moncayo Montaña 2017
Score: 90 points | $15

WS review: This generous red shows good density. Black cherry and plum flavors are accented by smoke, dried herb and espresso notes, supported by firm tannins and lively acidity. Balanced and focused. Drink now through 2027. 5,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.