Lerga used to be a village of historic importance for Garnacha from Navarra. Sadly, almost all of the vineyards have long disappeared. Fate smiled upon Zorzal when they met Gonzalo, whose family has been heroic in caring for these old parcels instead of abandoning them. They felt a responsibility to interpret everything that these incredible vines have experienced through this wine and are excited to share it. Long live Lerga, GO LERGA!
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.
It is a complex vintage, marked by a spring with higher temperatures than normal and above all, with very high relative humidity for a long time so there was a high risk for fungi attack such as mildew, which needs very specific conditions for their development. In their case, the early strategy worked very well, there was an extra effort in the vineyard management, It was a year of being very aware in the vineyard every day with the final result of a very fresh and good vintage.
Blend of the different Garnacha plots from Lerga village. Fermentation in concrete vats, ageing in concrete vats and 500-liters French oak barrels (2 years used).
Clear appearance with medium intensity & ruby colour wine. High intensity nose with fresh aromas of black fruit such us blackberry, blackcurrant, black pepper, cedar and earthy notes. Palate is dry and fresh, with soft tannins and a medium body, black fruit flavours, mineral hints and a long finish. Ideal accompaniment for cured ham, stews, game and meat dishes.
Ideal serving temperature 16ºC.