El Mondongo

Grape Variety: Garnacha Tinta Fina 85%, Syrah 11%, Garnacha Blanca, Moristel, Bobal (4%)
Vintage: 2015
Winemaker: Norrel Robertson MW
Region:Vino Tinto de España
PARCELAS MIXTAS – MIXED PARCELS – TOTAL PRODUCTION – 9200 bottles

Tasting Notes:

Wildly aromatic with notes of wild red fruits and spice. The Syrah brings flesh and freshly ground pepper to the mix, whilst the subtle seasoning of Moristel, Garnacha Blanca and Bobal (locally known as Provechon) add gentle notes of lemon thyme and other Mediterranean herbs (ajedrea). A classic field blend from 5 parcels that redefines the concept of Old Vine Garnacha in Aragón.

Winemaker’s Notes

EL MONDONGO – the guts, the insides!! When we ferment our single vineyards we use all the parts and parcels. In the case of the 2015 vintage we have assembled a blend of 5 separate vineyard parcels to create an aromatic synergy between old vine Garnacha, Syrah and other indigenous varieties such as Moristel, Bobal and Garnacha Blanca. Specific provenance is as follows:

ALTO CARRAMAINAS GARNACHA , 1,14 hectares, 43 years old.
LOS NARROS GARNACHA, 0,81 hectares, 52 years old.
LOS POYATOS GARNACHA, 0,86 hectares, 44 years old.
PUENTE DE HIERRO SYRAH, 0,49 hectares , 29 years old.
LOMA DE MARZOLIN GARNACHA, BOBAL, MORISTEL, GARNACHA BLANCA, 0,85 ha, 77 years old.

2015 average yield between parcels – 17,2 hectolitres per hectare.

Spontaneous fermentation in open top fermenters, hand plunging and no pumping whatsoever to maintain a gentle extraction. Aged sobre lías for 18 months on fine lees in a mixture of 875 to 1000 litre eggs before assembling and final bottling with no fining or filtration.

92 points Peñin

92 Parker points     “a lot of freshness in the wine, while achieving perfect ripeness and juicy, chalky tannins”. – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate December 2018

18.5 points JancisRobinson.com    
“The nose is unbelievably herbal and spiced, very complex bouquet (thyme, rosemary, medicinal herbs). The fruit is below the herbal layers; it has an elegant and fragrant expression. This is a classy Garnacha style – fresh, delicate and far removed from the orthodox powerful style. The fruit and the tannins are extremely mellowed. It is a burgundian style of Garnacha. Like entering a herbal remedy store! This is at the pinnacle of delicacy for Garnacha. Amazing! (FC)

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