Señora de las Alturas 2020

Señora de las Alturas 2020

95 Points by The Wine Advocate

Grape: Garnacha
Alcohol: 14% abv
Type: Dry Red
Vintage: 2020
Format: 75cl
Designation: Navarra DO
Sub-Region: Ribera Baja
Country: Spain




The Vineyard

With Señora de las Alturas there is a continuation of the series of wines focused on the terroir. Located in Fitero, this is the only Navarran village belonging to the Iberian mountains, just in the geological separation between the Sierra de Cameros and the Ebro valley.

Señora de las Alturas is a wine from the Pontigos plot, one of the two plots with pre-phylloxera Grenache vines. This plot dates from 1900.

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.


Hand harvesting of the best bunches in 15 kg crates. Alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in two 500 liter French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months in two-year old 500 and 220 liter French oak barrels. Gentle clarification and filtration, without stabilization.


It has an impactful nose combining notes of violets and ripe cherries, a little deeper than other cuvées from the same zone, nuanced, with a little more ripeness, very complete and complex. It has also developed nice complexity for its young age. The palate has the depth and complexity of the old vines, with super fine, chalky tannins and great balance. It really transcends the price. 1,300 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2022.

Ideal serving temperature 16ºC.