Navarra Wine

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The Navarra region lies between La Rioja and the French border, with the Pyrenees to the north, and the Ebro river running up from the south. 
 
It gained notoriety for its juicy, Garnacha-based rosados. However, some good examples of  Tempranillo wines, sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha, are making an international  splash. The small production of whites are typically produced from Viura, Garnacha Blanca and Chardonnay.
 
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*Baja Montana: This northern region on the hills of the Pyrenees specializes in Garnacha rosado production, with some Tempranillo red wines and blends also produced. 
 
*Ribera Alta: Farther down into the flatter land, the area is hotter, with a wider range of soils. This makes it ideal for growing Tempranillo. Much of the style is similar to classic Rioja, with oak aging and blends using small amounts of Graciano and Mazuelo. Chardonnay and Moscatel are also cultivated for whites.  Read more »

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  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Bodegas San Martin

    San Martín de Unx, is a small town situated in mid-eastern Navarra which saw the birth of this bo...

  • Señorío de Sarría

    Since its construction in 1953, the winery has been extended and renovated a number of times. Cur...

  • Bodegas Irache

    The firm currently owns 150 hectares of vineyards. Today, Tierra Estella is one of Navarre's most...

  • Bodegas Piedemonte

    BODEGAS PIEDEMONTE is a future oriented project. It is a modern winery in a continue process of e...

  • Bodegas Ochoa

    Getting the best grapes to make great wines. This is our goal. Quality, our commitment. At Bodega...

  • Marco Real

    Bodegas Marco Real was founded in 1988 in the heart of Navarra, in Olite, a thousand-year-old cit...

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  • Otazu Premium Cuvee 2010

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    More of a Spanish attempt at a dry Bordeaux, with a slightly heavier body, leather, dry tannins and forest floor. Read More

    Wine review by CDP


  • "As of 2010, Airén was estimated to be the world's 3rd most ... Lladoner, Mencida, Navaro, Navarra, Navarre de la Dordogne, Navarro, Negru Calvese, Ranconnat, Red Grenache, Redondal, Retagliadu Nieddu, Rivesaltes, Roussillon Tinto, Roussillon, Rouvaillard, Sans Pareil, Santa Maria de Alcantara, Tentillo, Tintella, Tintilla, Tinto Menudo, Tinto... Read More

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  • Artazuri Garnacha Navarra Rosado 2012

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Bodegas Chivite Navarra Spain Coleccion 125 Blanco NV

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Tandem Ars Nova 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex ... ] for £7.50. Navarra is a Spanish wine DO north of Rioja close to the French border.There is a wide variety of terroir and 11 grape varieties are allowed.Compania Vitivinicola is a modern winery in this area.. My bottle consists of 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% tempranillo and 20 % m... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Artazuri Garnacha Navarra Rosado 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Emark - nice wines. Monbazillac isn't a region to be sneezed at. It's ... ... for example in Rioja and Navarra a crianza needs more time in the cask than elsewhere, but the categories are the same, including Cava. In fact, if you like sparkling wine and you shop carefully, a GR Cava can be a great buy as compared to a more expensive wine from ... Read More

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  • Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Grenache El Chaparral Old Vine 2011

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    A Lot 18 selection. A lovely ruby color and it opens up with Raspberry/Grape Jam scents then a bit of vanilla, green, earth. 14% alcohol, Medium Dry and a bit Tart but opens up and softens after about 15 minutes. Very nice bottle, incredible for the price point. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Artazuri Garnacha Rosado 2013

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    Fruity, floral and just slightly meaty on the nose with baked strawberry fruit and just a hint of a green, leafy edge. Tart red fruits emerge early on the palate followed by slightly sweet, and tart, and slightly simple red fruits, raspberry and currant toned with a touch of leafy complexity and earthy spice adding complexity right through the r... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Artazuri Garnacha Rosado 2013

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    Wine review by mark


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