Graciano 2020

Graciano 2020

91 Points by The Wine Advocate

Grape: Graciano
Alcohol: 13.5% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2020
Format: 75cl
Designation: Navarra DO
Sub-Region: Ribera Baja
Country: Spain




The Village

The Graciano, the first wine produced at the new Viña Zorzal in 2007. It was produced with grapes from the village of Corella, and they want to show the expression of the grape in the village, which is more Mediterranean than Fitero, where they have a significant percentage of their vines.

The spicy character of the wine and the lively palate are the expression of the Graciano in this village which is what they have been trying to express since 2015.

Navarra DO

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 fungal 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.


It fermented in stainless steel with moderate extraction and matured in used French oak barrels of different sizes for nine months.


This is a very fresh vintage, and the wine is harmonious, spicy, with a herbal hint, some dusty chalky tannins and a bitter twist in the finish. The earlier harvest of the grape delivers wines that are more transparent, and this is quite stony and tasty. This is a very good value and possibly the best introduction to a varietal Graciano.

Ideal serving temperature 16ºC.