Azul y Garanza, Naturaleza Salvaje Tinto 2018, Navarra, Spain
Navarra is the region directly east of Rioja in Northern Spain. It is drier and tends to have higher diurnal temperature range than it's more famous neighbour so while often the grape varieties grown are similar, the wines produced are quite different and there is much less use of oak.
Azul y Garanza's vineyards are located in the influence area of the Bardenas Reales desert, the biggest desert in Europe. The very poor and arid clay- calcareous soil, the dry weather and the big contrast of temperature between the day and the night provide the grapes with high concentration and a perfect balance.
This is a blend of Garnacha Blanca with a little Viura which gives a delicious dry wine with stone fruit flavours and mineral, savoury finish.
As well as wine, Navarra produces fantastic vegetables and salad crops so try drinking this with some simply prepared grilled veg or some shwarma lamb shoulder.
This Garnacha is fermented and aged for a year in amphora prior to bottling. It is fresh, with strong flavours of fruit, and it has a well-balanced body and great structure.
Producer - Azul y Garanza
Country - Spain
Region - Navarra
Variety / Blend - Garnacha
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic