Grapes: 100% Garnacha Blanca
2015 is the first vintage of this rare, white wine from denomination of origin Campo de Borja. It is produced from the la Blasa vineyard, the only plot of Garnacha Blanca (white-skinned Grenache) the winery owns. The vines are 15 years old and grow in clay-loam soils with fewer stones than the vineyards for the red wines. Grapes were harvested on September 21, 2015. The grapes go direct to press upon arrival to the winery and are protected from oxidation with a blanket of CO2 gas while pressing. The wine was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and aged on fine lees for nearly 6 months prior to bottling.
View from the Cellar
The 2015 Garnacha Blanca from Legado del Moncayo is really a stylish example of this grape, with lovely depth and bounce, and at its bargain price here in the states of fourteen dollars a bottle, is a great value. The bouquet offers up a ripe, but vibrant blend of melon, pear, wild fennel, acacia blossoms and a nice touch of soil. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, bright and long, with the broad shoulders of Garnacha Blanca, good acids and fine length and grip on the well-balanced finish. This is really a lot of wine for the price! 2017-2020+. Jan/Feb 2017
Light bright yellow. Meyer lemon, melon and a hint of quinine on the nose, along with hints of tarragon and white pepper in the background. Supple and dry in the mouth, offering yellow plum and tangerine flavors supported by a spine of tangy acidity. Finishes with good tenacity, an echo of quinine and a faint hint of honeysuckle. 2017 - 2019 New Releases from Spain Part 1