The wines of Bodegas Alto Moncayo are produced exclusively from Garnacha ( Grenache ), the small berried, deeply coloured ancient clones of Aragona. We utilise individual, bush vine vineyards from the sub-regions of Pozuelo, Ambel and Tabuenca, at altitudes ranging from 300 to 800 metres. In keeping with my Barossa experience, the grapes are vinified in small open fermenters and basket pressing is used to gently obtain the pressings from the marc. Veraton is composed from more fruit forward parcels and receives just a gentle touch of oak. Alto Moncayo components receive 24 Months maturation in 100% new American and French oak hogsheads and barricas. Aquilon represents a selection of the very finest barrels from the vintage.
‘Aquilon’ is the jewel in the crown, a selection of the best: the best areas and the best barrels from those areas. It is a 100% Garnacha wine from 60 to 100 year-old vines, and aged for 24 months in new barrels. A powerful fulsome wine in the mouth, fleshy and fresh, with a great concentration of flavour and excellent balance; it is like “tasting the very essence of the Garnacha grape”.