Campo de Borja creates wines that are, perhaps, the most sought-after in Spain. This tiny wine making region is encompassed by mountains in Northern Spain, creating the perfect climate and conditions for vinification. Campo de Borja is perhaps most well-known for their Garnacha (usually blended with Tempranillo or Cabernet Sauvignon). This very fact is what makes the wonderful Pagos del Moncayo’s Prados Prive so uniquely wonderful.
The Prados Prive is unique in the sense that rather than holding to the traditions of wine blends most popular in this region, they have instead produced a wine solely with Syrah. The result is marvelous. It takes all the best characteristics of the region and combines them with expert vinification techniques of Pagos del Moncayo. Prado Prive is bold, dry but offset with a tantalizing sweetness, promotes a deliciously refreshing acidity, and has well-rounded, matured tannins. To the eye: a mesmerizingly deep purple greets the eye. On the nose: dark berries and fruits are first noticed - plums, blackberries, and blueberries complemented by notes of tobacco, rosemary, thyme, and vanilla. On the palate: much of the same - plum, blueberries, and blackberries. The spices noticed range from rosemary and thyme, to tobacco, vanilla, and cinnamon. It is extremely well balanced and delivers a wonderfully long, fruity finish.
This wine can be paired with bold meals, but such a delicious wine should be consumed on its own. Doing so will allow you to fully savor the wine and to really appreciate the time and care that went into making such a fine bottle.
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.