Country: Spain Region: Navarra
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Ochoa
Navarra is 100km from San Sebastian and 400km from Madrid. It is a region that is famous for its fiesta, food and wine. As one of the most important kingdoms in the Iberian Peninsula, Navarra once stretched from Bordeaux to Barcelona, was the last to submit to the realm of Castilla and Aragón, and was integrated into greater Spain in 1512. It still remains fiercely independent and as an autonomous region it is allowed to set its own taxes, similar to the Basque country.
Ochoa, is based in the beautiful town of Olite. It is run by Javier Ochoa, but more recently his two daughters have become heavily involved in the business. Both have a considerable amount of experience and spent years working outside the family business. Adriana is a winemaker who studied oenology in Bordeaux and worked for Pichon Comtesse de Lalande in France, Torres in Spain and Yalumba in Australia; and Beatriz studied business in Navarra, Canada and Denmark, travelled extensively, and worked in the UK before heading back home. Although their father is chief winemaker, he is very open to new ideas, and one of the most important decisions they made was to go for organic accreditation. This has had a huge influence on the way they work.
Black fruit notes with cassis and blackberry, followed by empyreumatic fragrances that vary between vanilla and roasting.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese / Venison