Vina Zorzal
Senora de las Alturas2016
NavarraSpain

£28.00

Vina Zorzal, Senora de las Alturas, 2016

Vina Zorzal
Senora de las Alturas2016
NavarraSpain

£28.00

A pure Garnacha from 140-year-old pre-phylloxera vines, this single vineyard wine from Zorzal really punches above their weight. The Señora de las Alturas gives a powerful and elegant expression to this variety. The nose is perfumed with juicy red fruit and spice, subtly hinting at the stony minerality highlighted on the palate. This earthiness is balanced by concentrate berry fruit, fine chalky tannins and a long savoury finish.

About Vina Zorzal

Navarra is much less well known than neighbouring Rioja, but they are both rich in the Grenache and Graciano grapes, and wines can have similar characters. The Sanz brothers - Iñaki, Xabi and Mikel - started working with their father in 2007. They work with mainly higher altitude plots and are carefully nurturing the older bush vines that grow there.

With the brothers onboard the project took a new direction, focusing on the terroir and old vines around Fitero, on the edge of the Ebro River valley at the base of the Iberian mountains. They are mapping their vineyards by soil type so they can make a Burgundy style classification of their Garnacha wines.

These bright, juicy reds and pure, textured whites are full of character and show the potential of this often overlooked area. Luis Gutiérrez describes Zorzal as: "one of the most dynamic producers not only in Navarra but in the whole of Spain!"