This beautiful winery has taken the very best grapes and turned them into a veritable garnacha masterpiece. Hailing from the beautiful Campo de Borja, this Garnacha is one to look out for. Pagos del Moncayo strictly adheres to traditional and artisanal methods in its winemaking. To ensure quality in each bottle, very few barrels are produced each year to make it easier for the winemaker to monitor quality.
This wonderful Garnacha is bold. It will take your breath away. But it is not overwhelmingly so. Consumers will be met with a rather smooth wine with extremely well balanced tannins. Likewise, it is a little sweeter so for those looking for a rich, meaty wine, this is the one that should be gracing your home cellar. To the eye: a beautiful deep ruby red shines through. On the nose: notes of vanilla, spices, and ripe red fruits are most noticeable. On the palate: notes of Blueberry, plum, rosemary, vanilla, and coffee are noticed right away. Towards the end of the finish, a deep oakiness will shine through thanks to the 10 months of aging in American and French oak barrels.
Thanks to the richness of the wine, the first food that may come to mind is steak, or a red meat from the grill. This is, in fact, an excellent dish to pair with a nice steak with a heft serving of grilled mixed vegetables, and pan seared potatoes.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.