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2015 Vina Zorzal Rioja

2015 Vina Zorzal Rioja

91 Points John Caro
2015 Vina Zorzal Rioja
91 Points John Caro

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A rich and fruity Rioja red made by an up-and-coming producer from neighbouring Navarra. Nice old Tempranillo vines (average 40 years old) give depth, texture and layering to an already lush wine. ( Aged 10 months in oak ) This fruit-forward style reflects current trends in and around Rioja in which site-specific, defined fruit characters are celebrated through less oak-influenced styles. A new label and region for Zorzal, this rich red offers unusual value and drinkability for Rioja of this price.

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$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

95% Tempranillo and 5% Garnacha

Its Origins

Brothers Xabier, Iñaki and Mikel Sanz started this project with a 2007 Graciano but they almost immediately focused on recovering old Garnacha vineyards in the vicinity of Fitero in southern Navarra. Viña Zorzal currently owns and grows 40 hectares, 25 of which are traditional Garnacha bush vines; the remaining land is planted with Graciano and Tempranillo, some Garnacha Blanca and Chardonnay. Wines are made at the family winery in Corella which has been renamed Viña Zorzal. Garnacha-expert and winemaker Jorge Navascués consults for them. The landscape in this subarea of DO Navarra known as Ribera Baja — encompassing the first foothills of the Sistema Ibérico mountain range— differs widely from the distinctive Ebro Valley flatlands, thus the wines show excellent freshness and vibrancy.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on 2015 vintage

"Clear, medium intensity, ruby colour wine. Clean, high intensity aromas of red fruit such us raspberry, strawberry, red cherry, also black pepper and earthy notes. Dry and fresh, soft tannins and medium body. Red fruit flavours, mineral hints and a long finish. Ideal accompaniment for cured ham, stews, game and meat dishes. Serve at a temperature between 16 º and 18 ºC. -- We long held a desire to produce wines in the neighbouring Rioja Alavesa region, as we had loved its landscapes, vines and vines since we were boys. In 2015 our dream became reality with the launch of Viña Zorzal Rioja Tempranillo 2015, after more than 5 years of work on vineyards located between Labastida and San Vicente de la Sonsierra."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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