The vineyards for Monte Oton are situated high on the windswept slopes of the extinct volcano, Moncayo. The sun drench, arid location is ideal for harvesting, perfectly matured, fully ripened Garnacha grapes. The resulting wine is full bodied, elegantly textured and exhibits a long complex finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - More intense and complex than Borsao’s Vina Borgia is the 2013 Monte Oton, a 100% Garnacha that comes from chalky, alluvial vineyards planted at a 1,200 foot elevation between 1981 and 1986. There are 5,000 cases of this lovely red, which sees only stainless steel for fermentation and aging. Its deep ruby color is followed by notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice, loamy soil and spice. Delicious, medium-bodied, exuberantly fruity and boisterous, it is the perfect choice for inexpensive bistro drinking. Consume it over the next 1-3 years. (Nov 2014)