Campo de Borja, Spain
Bodegas Aragonesas Mosen Cleto Crianza is the perfect red wine to take to the beach because its bottle is covered in sand-deliberately to reflect the sandy soils of its source vineyards! Bodegas Aragonesas is located in the small town of Fuendejalon, in the Spanish province of Aragon, for which it is named. Situated in the upper Ebro River Valley, and on the slopes of the Sierra Moncayo Mountains, it is the largest winery in Campo de Borja DOP. This is the ancestral home of Garnacha, where the extremely hot, dry climate and stark contrast between day and nighttime temperatures are ideal for cultivation of this late-ripening variety.
Bodegas Aragonesas Mosen Cleto Crianza is a blend of 75% Garnacha and 25% Tempranillo. Aged nine months in American oak barrels to add complexity, followed by an additional ten months' bottle aging. Voluptuous aromas of vanilla-tinged black fruits lead to smoky black cherry flavors, and a seamless, elegant finish. Dry, medium-bodied and well balanced.
Enjoy Bodegas Aragonesas Mosen Cleto Crianza over the next 3-4 years with roast pork, grilled vegetables, curried lamb and Manchego cheese.