The second vintage of the Mazuela/Cariñena grape is the 2022 Bakan,
produced with a grape that was the most-planted before
the first plague of oidium in 1860, after which it was
replaced mostly with Garnacha. Today, there are only 50
hectares of the grape left, and after years of searching,
Zorzal were able to purchase a head-pruned plot of it.
Navarra is a wine region in northern Spain, known for its diverse and high-quality wines. It is situated in the Ebro River basin, south of the Pyrenees Mountains, and shares borders with France to the northeast. The region has a rich history of winemaking, with evidence of vine cultivation dating back to the Roman era.
Terroir & Innovation
The region’s diverse geography, which includes plains, valleys, and mountains, contributes to the variety of wines produced. Different microclimates and soil types create ideal conditions for growing various grape varieties.
Navarra has a balance of traditional winemaking practices and a willingness to experiment with modern techniques. This combination allows winemakers to create wines that reflect both the region’s heritage and contemporary trends.
This was a very warm vintage (which is good news for the Mazuela grape!). Despite being a dry vintage, the few rainy days were very well distributed and the vineyard did not suffer so much water stress. Grapes were harvested earlier than ever to keep low ph and freshness.
grapes fermented with 20% full clusters in a 1,000-liter
tank and matured in a used 500-liter barrel for one year.
It’s a varietal and mixes the floral and rustic characteristics of the grape with spicy touches from the barrel. It has 13.25% alcohol and contained ripeness, but it’s ripe and has the usual parameters of high acidity and very good freshness that the grape can retain. Only
660 bottles produced.
Ideal serving temperature 16ºC.