Bodegas Castillo de Monjardin Garnacha 2017
Selected from the 70 years old vineyard “La Cantera”, where they grow excellent Garnacha grapes, delicate and with high concentration. The wine is aged during 6 months in barriques, which helps maintain its uniqueness while giving some structure and aromas of cacao. Ruby in color, it has flavors of ripe red berries, well balanced and smooth palate.
Nice Garnacha to enjoy with tapas and main plates like pasta or vegetables like piquillo peppers.
Tucked in the foothills of the Pyrenées along the French Border in Navarra, Castillo de Monjardín’s estate was originally a way station along the famous pilgrimage route from Paris to Santiago de Campostella. Its proximity and historic cultural links to France provide a winemaking tradition based on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, distinct from the rest of Spain. Monjardín does, however, make good use of the Garnacha that has made Navarra famous for its fresh, fruity rosés and lush, fruit-forward reds. Castillo de Monjardín sits in the northwest corner of Navarra in the foothills of the Pyrenées, not far from the French border. Monjardín’s 300+ acres of vineyard lie on sunny slopes at an average altitude of 1,800 feet and are cooled by the Cierzo wind from the mountains. Monjardín’s unique microclimate and the winemaking skills of proprietor-winemaker Victor Villar yield wines of singularly intense aroma, full flavor and firm structure. All wines are single-vineyard bottlings, fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak.