Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Localization: Campo de Borja, Northern Spain
Tasting Notes: On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, ripe and well-balanced, with a good core of fruit, moderate, well-integrated tannins and a long, complex, peppery and gently jammy finish.
Notes: This wine was made by famed winemaker Isaac Fernandez. It was crafted from fruit hand-harvested from the winery's oldest low-yielding bush-trained vines (over 40 years of age) in their highest vineyards (700-750 meters, or 2300- 2460 feet). These remarkable vines grow in stony, iron-rich, red clay soils on the windy and exposed slopes of Campo de Borja's famed Moncayo Mountain.
With the extra-rich, extra-concentrated fruit available from these low yielding old vines, Fernandez elected to age this wine in used French oak barrels for 7 months. This gives the "Vendimia Seleccionada Montaña" bottling terrific texture, richness and complexity.
The Domain: Isaac Fernández Selección is a unique collaborative venture between two individuals – Isaac Fernández Montaña one of Spain’s most acclaimed winemakers and Aurelio Cabestrero whose vision and commitment helped bring Spanish wines to the forefront in the United States. They work at rediscovering forgotten regions of superior terroir and maximizing the potential from old vines of indigenous grape varieties in a number of regions.