95% Tempranillo and 5% Garnacha
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."
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