Garnacha 2021

91 Points by The Wine Advocate

Grape: Grenache
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2021
Format: 75cl
Designation: Navarra DO
Sub-Region: Ribera Baja
Country: Spain




This wine is the result of a clear commitment to respect the tradition with local grapes such as Garnacha, and a concern for the environment through the use of organic production techniques. This is the product of two generations of the Sanz family’s profound knowledge of what their land can produce. This is a complex vintage, winter was mild but spring was very rainy and cold. Flowering and verasion were 20 days later than previous vintage, although due to the high temperatures in September, the delay was compensated in 2 weeks. Rain was the most prominent element of the vintage after 2 years of water drought but there was an extra effort in the vineyard management. It the end it was a historically fresh and good vintage. The grapes were harvested by hand when they reached optimum ripeness in each single vineyard. They were picked up and transported to the winery in small boxes. Fermentation temperatures were between 24º and 26ºC, to preserve the character of the fruit. The grapes then undergo a soft pressing and pumping over before bottling. Dry, fresh, soft tannins and medium body with red fruit flavours, mineral hints and a long finish.

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