Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Rosado

"pretty nose wafts from the glass in a blend of strawberries, melon, salty spice tones and a topnote of dried flowers...nice focus and balance and a long, easy-going and tasty finish." —
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Campo de Borja D.O.
100% Garnacha, from 10 to 20 year-old-vines
560-600 meters / gravelly, chalky loam
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Hand harvested into small boxes
4 hours skin maceration, whole-cluster pressed, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel
Aged for a few months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling, no oak.
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Rosado 2017
88 (WE) 87 (VfC)
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88 The Wine Enthusiast Dusty aromas of citrus rinds are a touch prickly but overall rank as good and clean. A plump palate with medium body retains its freshness prior to melon and orange flavors that hold together on the finish.
December 2018
87 View from the Cellar The 2017 Garnacha Rosato from Legado del Moncayo is sealed under screwcap, but the wine is still very fresh and vibrant at this stage in its evolution. The pretty nose wafts from the glass in a blend of strawberries, melon, salty spice tones and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, juicy and pretty soft in terms of acidity, with a good core, nice focus and balance and a long, easy-going and tasty finish. This is not complex, but if offers up good, uncomplicated drinking. 2018-2020.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
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Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Rosado 2018
91 (I-WR) 88 (VM) 87 (WS)
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91 International Wine Review Ripe strawberry nose. Crisp and dry on the attack, the Legado del Moncayo offers a nice bright focus of concentrated red berries and stone fruit on the palate along with excellent acidity and freshness. Finishes crisply with good persistence.
"2018 Vintage Rosés from Spain and Portugal" - June 5, 2019
88 Vinous Media Lurid pink. Raspberry and tangerine aromas and flavors, along with a spicy nuance that adds lift and urgency. Fleshy and round, showing good finishing cling and a touch of jammy red fruit.
2019 Rosé Roundup – August 15, 2019
87 Wine Spectator Brisk and lively, this tangy rosé offers bitter cherry, quinine and herbal flavors, backed by grapefruit acidity. Juicy and refreshing. Drink now.
Issue Date: Web Only - 2019
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Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Rosado 2019
89 (WB) 88 (WE)
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89 Washington Wine Blog This pretty salmon hued wine shows pretty melon and wet stone tones that combine with shades of white rose water on the palate. Lithe and refreshing, enjoy in the short-term. Drink 2020-2023.
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS - July 2020
88 The Wine Enthusiast A bold orange color and aromas of cherry, plum and vanilla open this citrusy rosé of Garnacha. Yeast, tangerine and slight bitterness comprise the flavors, while a crisp finish deals notes of orange, brine and salt.
MICHAEL SCHACHNER – February/March 2021
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Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Rosado 2020
91 (WRO) 91 (WRO) 88 (VfC) 87 (WS)
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91 Wine Review Online The Garnacha grapes that are responsible for this appealing Rosé grow on the slopes of the extinct Moncayo volcano (Moncayo is one of Spain’s most popular hiking regions). With its generous dash of red fruits (cherries, raspberries), this pleasingly dry wine finishes on a crisp note. Enjoy it as an aperitif and/or serve it with something along the lines of paella or cheese-centric quiche.
Marguerite Thomas – Apr 13, 2021
91 Wine Review Online This is among the best rosé wines I’ve had the pleasure to taste this year. It is admirably fresh, with a tart edge reminiscent of pie cherries, yet there’s nothing sour about it. Although it is truly a dry wine, its vivid fruit lets it seem generous, but not in an obvious or “grapey” way. All the flavors and structural elements tail off evenly in the finish — which is a hallmark of very well-made rosé. Delicious as a sipping wine, but also very versatile for tableside enjoyment.
Michael Franz - April 6, 2021
88 View from the Cellar As readers know, I am a big fan of Legado del Moncayo’s red wines made from their old vine Garnacha, grown on the side of an extinct volcano in the Campo de Borja D.O. Their 2020 Rosado hails from these same vineyards and is a good bottle, offering up a vibrant nose of strawberries, watermelon, orange blossoms, chalky soil tones and a hint of violets. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and focused, with a good core of fruit, sound acids and good length and grip on the finish. This is still quite young and will be more complex with a bit of bottle age, but has good constituent components. It is already a bit pinched by its closure, so it really needs a bit of aeration to blossom in the glass. 2021-2024.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
87 Wine Spectator This juicy rosado is marked with a bright pink color and flavors of cherry and white raspberry backed by a tangy acidity. Notes of licorice and wet stone round out the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.
Wine Spectator; Gillian Sciaretta – November 15, 2021
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