Bodegas Nekeas

25 Vendimias Garnacha Blanca

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2018 Vintage

91pts

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2017 Vintage

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Navarra

Location

Valley of Valdizarbe, Navarra.

Varietal

100% Garnacha Blanca

Vineyards

Proprietary vineyards planted in the Valley of Valdizarbe, one of Navarra’s most historical viticultural areas. A selection of the estate's oldest vines. 15° steep, southwest facing slopes.

Year(s) Planted

Before 1940

Viticulture

In Nekea’s vineyards, everything from plantings, varieties, rootstocks, clones, soil types, and cultural practices have been oriented towards the goal of healthy, disease free, ripe grapes, and maintaining respect for the environment.

Soils

Hillsides composed of red and gray marl, with a substantial component of sandstone. Soil depth is dependent on the slopes and the depth of the calcareous layer. The soils are characterized by an argillaceous composition, with an average quantity of carbonates of 30% in the topsoil and 40% in the subsoil. Some of the vines are also planted in stony soils a less fine texture, characterized by high drainage and an even higher proportion of carbonate.

Climate

Continental climate with both Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. 218 day long vegetative cycle. Spring frosts sometimes produce severe damage to the crop. Summers are dry and warm, with drastic temperature swings between day and night.

Winemaking

The grapes are lightly crushed, followed by a 5-7 day cold maceration before alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation lasts about 3 weeks.

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Comments

25 Vendimias is produced from a selection of indigenous Garnacha Blanca vineyards. The estate uses it's oldest vines from a few small plots to produce this limited release wine. with only 5,555 bottles produced, the idea of the wine was to honor the wineries 25th anniversary and the pioneers who fought to resuscitate the vineyards in the Valley of Nekeas. 25 Vendimias expresses citric and white floral aromas with a mineral complexity. The Garnacha Blanca is medium minus body with a fresh and expressive finish.