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Vina Zorzal Garnacha Tinta

$18.00

5 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Navarra, Spain
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties:  !00% Garnacha Tinta

Vina Zorzal Garnacha Tinta is sourced from four different villages within Navarra. Spontaneous fermentation in tank, minimal intervention. Berry fruit, hints of licorice, and a touch of honey and beeswax. Medium-bodied with a juicy mouthfeel with good grip and tension, some chalkiness, and no heaviness or heat.

Song: Me and the Birds by Duster

Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Blackberry, Red Berries

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

13-14%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

David Bowler Wines

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Vina Zorzal Garnacha Tinta

Vina Zorzal Garnacha Tinta is sourced from four different villages within Navarra. Spontaneous fermentation in tank, minimal intervention. Berry fruit, hints of licorice, and a touch of honey and beeswax. Medium-bodied with a juicy mouthfeel with good grip and tension, more serious than the nose points at, with some chalkiness and without any heaviness or heat.

About Vina Zorzal

Brothers Xabi, Iñaki, and Mikel Sanz created Viña Zorzal in 2007, taking advantage of their long history and tradition as a winemaking family in Correla, Navarra. Their family winery, Bodegas Correlana, had been run by their grandfather and father to great success in the region, and they became a reference point in the industry. But while the older generation had been more preoccupied with having a viable and commercial trade, the current one decided to take a holistic approach to agriculture, and make artisanal wines, focusing on single-parcels and single vineyards, and the terroir of Fitero, this subzone of the D.O. Navarra.

Their landscape differs from the much flatter areas of Navarra where Garnacha and Tempranillo are cropped in high volumes. Their vines grow on rocky and stony soils with variegated clays (heterogeneous), and limestone and composite soils. The fact that the clay-based soils are non-homogeneous makes them much more permeable and resistant to erosion than the soils of the Ebro Basin.

They own 40 hectares, 25 of which are planted with the traditional Garnacha of the land. The wild bush vines are old, many centenarian, and are farmed organically. The remaining land is planted with Graciano (which quickly made their fame), Tempranillo, and some Garnacha Blanca and Chardonnay.

The wines are made in a remodeled part of the family’s old winery, and the work in the cellar follows the work on the land, which they summarize here: “We practice low intervention, environmentally-friendly viticulture; we do not till the vineyards, and all processes are carried out manually; we use selected native plants for ground cover fertilizing with compost to improve the vine’s resistance to diseases. This philosophy is carried through to the winery, where our wines ferment spontaneously. We avoid racking and don’t filter or clarify. No additives are used, only a sufficient, moderate amount of sulfur.”

 

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