2020 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton Magnum

74.95 61.94
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Aragon
Appellation Campo de Borja
Winery Alto Moncayo
Year 2020
Grape Garnacha
Content (Alc) 1.5 ltr (15%)
Drink window 2023 - 2034
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Around 18,000 bottles are produced annually. An intoxicating bouquet with notes of ripe red berries, aniseed, mocha and tantalizing fresh flowers. Smooth and sweet on entry, then more structured in the middle, with deep, mineral-accented dried strawberry and cherry liqueur flavors. The taste is very complex full of dark ripe fruit (plums and berries), spices and chocolate. All this fruit violence is supported by fresh acidity and juicy ripe tannins. Takes a spicy turn with a long juicy finish. Elegance and power characterize this grenache/garnacha wine. Excellent value for money and year-in-year-out one of the highest rated wines on Vivino. This version is a 1.5 liter magnum. Even tastier!


Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a winery located in the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO, wine quality standard) area. It was founded in 2002 with the aim of making it a world reference for the highest quality Garnacha wines made from indigenous grape varieties. The bodega is located in the highest part of the town of Borja, about 500 meters above sea level. Due to the proximity of Mount Moncayo, the climate here is particularly cool and dry continental. The indigenous Garnacha grapes of Alto Moncayo, together with the microclimate to which they are exposed, the soil type, the orientation and the professional treatment, form the authentic indigenous terroir, an interaction that produces wines that are unique and distinctive in the world. The ancient Garnacha varieties are found on the foothills of the Glacis, the mountains of Ainzón, Fuendejalón and Tabuenca. These are very stony, with light additions of limestone, marl, dolomite, quartzite and slate. These are highly permeable soils that allow water to seep through and retain water in the deeper layers of clay. Read more in the Tab: Winery.

Vineyard for 2020 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton Magnum

The Australian superstar, winemaker Chris Ringland, who scores at Parker between 95 and 100/100 with his own wine in Barossa Valley (Australia), has also had a foothold on European soil for several years. In addition to his input on El Nido and Clio in Jumilla and La Atalaya in Almansa, he also vinifies on Alto Moncayo in Campo de Borja. It is no coincidence that he was consulted for this magnificent and unique project.

Bodegas Alto Moncayo is owned by Jorge Ordonez (the main importer of Spanish wines in the United States). The beautiful wines are based on old Grenache, a grape variety that Ringland is familiar with in South Australia. The Aquilon top wine is a super selection of the very best of the domain, and only a small amount available. The Alto Moncayo shows a sturdy yet elegant Garnacha with a lot of allure. In turn, Veraton shares the same style as his big brothers Aquilon and Alto Moncayo, albeit in a slightly more accessible version. It is almost incredible that this unique Grenache was previously mixed with other grape varieties in commercial blends. Once again a sample of top quality from fascinating Spain. The vineyards are among the oldest in the region, located on the slopes of the majestic Moncayo, from which very fine top wines are produced based on the Grenache grape. Power, sophistication and complexity, all this is confirmed year by year by wine critics who give rave reviews for these great wines

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Aragon
Appellation Campo de Borja
Winery Alto Moncayo
Grape Garnacha
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 15
Alcohol free/low No
Content 1.5 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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