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Date Printed: 9/14/2014
Alto Moncayo Moncayo 2009
Alto Moncayo Moncayo 2009
(search item no. 113502)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
PRICE ON 9/14/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is spectacular, and represents the perfect foil for grilled steak. Rich, full bodied and muscular, Alto Moncayo has riveting intensity and palate staining extract; this Spanish red is inky/purple, full-bodied, and rich. This pedal-to-the-metal offering should age handsomely for a decade.
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About Bodegas Alto Moncayo:

Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a joint venture of Jorge Ordonez, Bodegas Borsao and others, in conjunction with Chris Ringland. It is located in the town of Bulbuente (Zaragoza) Spain and the Denominacion Campo de Borja. 62 hectares (153.2 acres) of old clone Garnacha vines are planted ont he hillside vineyards oriented to the southwest. With vineyards located in three villages, a few of the vineyards are terraced. The winery possesses very unique soils of red clay (indicative of being rich in iron) mixed with red slate. Because of its hillside location the soils are very poor in organic matter and shallow. A few sites have calcareous soil. Nighttime during the summer brings cool temperatures to moderate the growing season and there is scant rainfall. The youngest vines of Alto Moncayo are 35 years old and the oldest vineyards are over 90 years old. Their focus is exlusively on Garnacha.