El Chaparral Old Vine Garnacha

Winery:

BODEGA NEKEAS

Vintage:

2014

Winemaker:

CONCHA VECINO

Type of Wine:

Red

Bottles Produced:

24,000

Region:

DO Navarra

Composition:

100% Old Vine Garnacha

MSRP:

$14

Wine Ratings

91 Robert Parker

Description:


El Chaparral is named after a small Spanish oak tree called Chaparro that surrounds the area where the vineyards are found.
The grapes for this wine come from Garnacha vines planted between 1890 and 1930. The 40.8 acres of vineyards are divided into 40 small parcels planted in the vaso system.

Yields are low, approximately 1.25 tons/acre, which is why former generations had abandoned these
vines. It is thought that these Garnacha plots are the most northern in Spain and the closest to the
Atlantic Ocean.

The grapes are hand harvested, then macerated for 30 days, and fermented for 7 days.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in 100% French oak barrels, followed  by aging on lees for 5 months.



Tasting Notes:

Alive garnet colour. Juicy and spicy on the palate with red fruit and black pepper flavors.
Accents of coffee and mineral.
Elegant, fine and delicate but supported by firm tannis.
A very Atlantic style of Garnacha.

Notes for Consumers

Optimal Serving Temperature:

15°F

Pairing(s):

A good accompaniment for a wide variety of dishes, its true qualities come to the fore with red meat, game and roasts.

Vineyards

Vineyard Size:

40 ACRE

Soil Composition:

Clay and rock

Training Method:

Vaso system

Harvest Date:

15/10/2016

Winemaking & Aging

Fermentation:

COLD MACERATES BEFORE FERMENTATION

Malolactic Fermentation:

YES

Ageing (sur Lie):

5 MONTHS

Analytical Data

Alcohol:

14.95

pH Level:

3.75

Residual Sugar (g/l):

6.3

Acidity (g/l):

4.2

Dry Extract (g/l):

30.5