A family (1 brothers 2 sisters) winery in Aragon, south of Rioja, with their vineyards (130ha) that have been producing wines since the XVIII century. Currently planting about 5 to 10 new hectares every year as the demand for their wines is increasing.
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Their vineyards are cultivated organically, as they were by the owners’ grandfather who started the business. All vineyards are organic certified. As a result, yields are relatively low, totalling some 500k bottles per year overall.
They put special emphasis on indigenous grapes, mainly White and Red Garnacha, Cariñena and Vidadillo.
Three different ranges are produced: Menguante, Menguante Selección and Gran Viu.
Below our tasting notes on samples that were graciously provided to us.
Menguante Garnacha blanca selección 2020
smooth Vanilla aromas, almonds, touch of freshness for a balanced wine
right after opening it welcomed me with a slightly rough edge, but it became more balanced during the meal and the day after it was a perfect harmony of round tannins and fresh wild red berries
At first it hit me with a hard sensation and the tannins seemed aggressive, but it was a trick: one hour after the bottle had been opened it revealed a velvety and classy caressing character which I paired with the utmost satisfaction to a dish of stir fried Chinese lettuce roots and Italian porchetta. The by now gentle tannins still displayed a strong character to envelop the meat's fat and deliver a harmonious match.
An elegant wine, with complex aromas and a powerful yet lively start in the mouth. Mature red fruits and a generous dose of tertiary sensations, especially wet tobacco and a hint of chocolate that makes one hope of further evolution. Ready now but I would venture to recommend some patience.
Menguante Vidadillo Selección 2017
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