The Legado del Moncayo is an unoaked Garnacha from Campo de Borja, a little known region just to the south east of Rioja which specialises in the Garnacha grape.
It is made by Isaac Fernandez, a brilliant young producer from prestigious wine making stock (his uncle was winemaker at Vega Sicilia), who has set about rediscovering forgotten but exceptional terroirs around Spain.
His Legado del Moncayo 2016 comes from old Garnacha vines on the slopes of Mount Moncayo (an extinct volcano); it is beautifully balanced, vibrant, fresh and fruity; very smooth and an absolute bargain for under £10 a bottle.
Offered: September 2017.
Vintage report: A very good vintage with good yields. The summer was long, hot and dry but plentiful winter rains meant the vineyards had sufficient reserves of water to tap into.
Drinking window: 2017 – 2020.Food matching: An excellent match for tapas, hard cheeses, charcuterie or lighter grilled meat dishes.