Proyecto “La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo” Grenache 2017 - Aragon, Spain
Varietals: 100% Garnacha
A bold and powerful Garnacha with upright aromas of cooked strawberry, baking spice (especially clove), violet and balsamic. On the palate, it presented a subtle sweetness that was countered by a little burn from the alcohol. At times forceful, at other times boisterous, it is a wine with a high degree of personality.
The Proyecto la Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo translates to the Wild Garnacha Project of Moncayo. The concept behind this wine is simple. Find old, neglected Garnacha vineyards and bring them back to life. This is an impressive wine due to its roundness and youth. It expresses all the complex qualities of the Garnacha variety and is aged for 5 months in new French oak barrels for added complexity and texture. It is a fresh and fruity wine with a smooth tannin structure. Wild by name and wild by nature, this splendid Garnacha has a real sense of mountain freshness and scrubland herbiness. The color is very dark and black cherry red. The nose is lush and ripe, there are bright and juicy red berries, a bit of spice, a savory herbal scent, mint, a whiff of smoke, blackberry, and pepper. It lets the flavors unfold and gets your palate looking for another sip.