Pure Garnacha from 140 year-old pre-phylloxera vines. The single vineyard wines from Zorzal really punch above their weight – Señora de las Alturas has a combination of elegance and power, with stony minerality, fruits of the forest, earth and spice and a long savoury finish. Grape Variety: 100% Garnacha Region: Navarra Appelation: Navarra Winery: Bodegas Vina Zorzal Vintage: 2019 Ageing: 12 months in 500 and 220 litre two-year-old French oak Farming: Un- Certified Organic Alcohol % ABV: 13.5 Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
Grapes come from a single vineyard in Fitero on a geological border between the Ebro Valley and Sierra de Cameros mountains. The vines in this plot are prephylloxera Garnacha, they pre-date records in the area but are thought to be around 140 years old, many are on their own roots. Altitude is 520 metres above sea level. Soils are mixed, rocky and stony with variegated clays. Climate is continental
Viticulture is organic, and extensive work is being done to recover the native vegetation cover.
The grapes were harvested by hand and transported to the winery in small cases. Fermentation with native yeasts takes place in 500 litre two-year-old French oak barrels. The wine rests in two-year old 500 and 220 litre French oak barrels for 12 months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. Gently filtered before bottling
Red fruit and spice on the nose. Fresh and balanced with fruits of the forest, earth and spice. A long refreshing finish with fine chalky tannins.