90 points James Suckling
"A bright fresh and spicy red with fresh, brambly cassis and dark cherries. Medium body, smoothly honed tannins and a lithe, juicy finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Valdejalon: Vino de la Tierra Valdejalón is located in Aragon, west of the city of Zaragoza. The area has long been associated with quality wine, and it’s believed that viticulture here pre-dates Roman settlement. It shares the minerality of Calatayud with the fruitiness of Campo de Borja - both areas sharing borders with Valdejalón. Ninety-seven per cent of the region is planted to Garnacha, many of which are 50-90 year old wines. Currently, there are only two cooperatives and the tiny Garage Wine project. Blend: 100% Garnacha. Vineyards: Handpicked grapes from a dry farmed, certified organic vineyard (Las Cellas) with 35-45 year old vines that belongs to Mario’s family. The soils are clay and sandstone with some pebbles. Winemaking: Wild yeast primary fermentation in stainless steel followed by malolactic in old concrete vessels. Seven months aging in underground concrete tanks with 5% in 2nd and 3rd use Allier barrels (300L).