Azul y Garanza, 'Naturaleza Salvaje', Garnacha Tinta, 2018, Navarra DO, Spain


A single vineyard, natural, low intervention and organic wine of high quality. Evolved and generous on the nose, with cassis sweetness, chocolate and wild cherry fruit in the mouth. Light in alcohol and very approachable. Eminently drinkable and full of life.

The story of Azul y Garanza begins in the striking landscapes of the Bardenas Reales, an almost desert-like region in southeastern Navarre, in NE Spain. The three founders, Dani Sanchez and Maria and Fernando Barrena found the ideal conditions to start their wine business, a 40 hectare plot. Here, pesticides and weedkillers are banned from the vineyard; healthy vines give quality wines. Biodiversity is encouraged, several species of fruit trees and native aromatic shrubs have been planted in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment.
To reflect individual terroirs is fundamental to Dani, Maria and Fernando. Vinifications are carried out almost exclusively in concrete tanks using natural yeasts, with only minimal interventions.

Producer: Azul y Garanza

Country: Spain

Region: Navarra

Grapes: Grenache 100%

Alcohol: 12.5%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Organic