Salvaje del Moncayo Garnacha 2017
A superb Garnacha from Northern Spain. Fruity, yet with great minerality.
Abundantly fruity, fragrant Spanish red which is soft, rich and satisfying but not heavy. Excellent this vintage, it has the attractive red-berry flavour that makes garnacha such an appealing grape.
This fascinating initiative is the brainchild of winemaker Raul Acha, who makes wine in several regions across Spain. He lives in Rioja where his family has grown grapes for several generations and his father's ancient garnacha vineyard inspired Raul to search different vineyards across Spain that he feels best reflect the noble features of this variety. His research identified Calatayud, Moncayo and Rioja in the north, and Priorat by the Mediterranean. He believes that garnacha, like pinot noir, reflects the natural features of its site (climate, soil, aspect) and so his winemaking approach is sensitive so as not to mask these individual nuances
IWC 2018 - Commended Award
IWC 2019 - Bronze Award