Saenz-Olazabel Gardacho Garnacha Navarra
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Region: Navarra, Spain
Grape varieties: 100% Grenache
Saenz-Olazabel Gardacho Garnacha Navarra is fermented in concrete vats and stainless steel to retain the bright fruit of the old-vine grapes.
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Saenz-Olazabel Gardacho Garnacha Navarra
Saenz-Olazabel Gardacho Garnacha Navarra is fermented in concrete vats and stainless steel to retain the bright character of the old-vine grapes. It spent eight months in old giant French oak vats for a beautiful development before bottling. This wine’s freshness and exuberance are stunning! Bright red fruits shoot out of the glass but with no lack of spicy tones to accompany them. Its lifted acidity on the palate exemplifies the berries and peppery notes and makes for an absolute delight to have in the mouth. So well-balanced and cleanly made, this red can be perfect with a slight chill for summertime drinking on the patio or sitting next to grilled meats and vegetables.
Since 1999, José Manuel has developed a reputation amongst his peers as one of the top winemakers in Spain. Now, his bodega produces less than 5,000 cases per year of small lot, hand-crafted wines from approximately 18 hectares of vineyards within the Tierra Estella sub-region of Navarra in northern Spain. Maria Saenz-Olazabal, his wife, collaborates with him on two stunning lines of wines: Alzania, and Saenz-Olazabal. Each vintage, the release of new wines shows a consistent and exceptional dedication to the varying estate fruit, in wines of elegance and concentration that can stand up with the world’s top wines. José Manuel’s vineyards are never irrigated, never see herbicides or chemicals, and his plants produce between 3,000 to 5,000 kg/hectare on average. As a minimalist in the cellar as well, natural fermentations take place for all of his wines, carefully thought-out oak treatments are used to complement the variety, and remarkably low amounts of sulfites are used during the process. Alzania wines are indeed a magnificent approach to both international grapes and the local expression of Garnacha and continue to express more and more of the territory year after year.