Navarra

Navarre (English /nəˈvɑr/; Spanish: Navarra; Basque: Nafarroa), officially the Chartered Community of Navarre (Spanish: Comunidad Foral de Navarra [komuniˈðað foˈɾal de naˈβara]; Basque: Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea [nafaroako foɾu komunitatea]), is an autonomous community in northern Spain, bordering the Basque Country, La Rioja, and Aragon in Spain and Aquitaine in France. The capital city is Pamplona (or Iruña in Basque).
Posts about Navarra
  • Wine of the Week 26 – a deliciously tangy white

    … the northern part of the Kingdom of Navarre (Navarra) and some of these grapes are grown over the border in Spain’s País Vasco to make Chacolí / Txakoli. In ancient times the people of Navarra were the Vascones tribe who later evolved into both the Basques and the Gascons. It’s dry, medium-bodied and unoaked with a richly tangy citrus acidity…

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  • 2013 Bodegas Ochoa Moscatel Vendimia Tardia (Late Harvest) Holy...

    … 2013 Bodegas Ochoa Moscatel Vendimia Tardia (Late Harvest) Holy crap, this is some amazingly awesome (and apparently hilarious) stuff, kinda like the other amazing Ochoa. Lovely nose of white peach, white nectarine, white florals, and honeysuckle. White nectarines with candied Meyer lemon and white flowers on the palate. Beautiful balance between the acidity and the fruit. Almost feels like this sweet wine has a gentle mousse (bubbles). Excellent. 5/5 bones $$ Muscat 15% abv Navarra, SPAIN …

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  • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

    … flavor profile of Grenache/Garnacha is red fruit aromas such as strawberry, sour cherry, cranberry with some purple flowers, such as violets and maybe a dash of black pepper or spice. I tasted through several Grenache recently with my wine group. The wines were from different regions and each one had something a little different to offer…

    From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
  • Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn

    … flavors of Chardonnay. This is a lot of wine for the price. I didn’t look at the price before I tasted it, and guessed that this wine was a lot more expensive than it is. It has been explained to me by my friend Delfim Costa of Enoforum Wines (Alentejo, Portugal) that land, labor, and products are less expensive for wines of other wine regions…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blogin Merlot Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 13 – another Spanish gem

    … extraction of colour, tannins and flavour. Photo from Olé Imports. 2009 Barón de Magaña Viña Magaña D.O. Navarra, Ribera Baja sub-zone A blend of 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet, 20% Tempranillo and 10% Syrah fermented separately in 228 litre Burgundy barrels. The blended wine is then aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. I thought…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 11 – a great barbecue wine

    … that I found in Navarra. By the way Concha also makes some lovely Chardonnays and Tempranillo blends as well, so if you are in Spain and see anything made by Nekeas I would highly recommend giving them a try. Old Garnacha vines at Nekeas. 2012 El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa Old Vine Garnacha Bodegas Nekeas Añorbe, D.O. Navarra, Valdizarbe sub-zone…

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  • Wine of the Week 10 – a touch of Spanish elegance

    … J. Chivite Family Estates vineyards. Recently I have been tasting quite a few wines from Navarra - indeed one has been a previous Wine of the Week. Some of you will have read about the trip I made to this to this fascinating and beautiful region of Spain last year. The wines were as varied as the landscape, with every producer having a very…

    Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 5 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 2 – Domaine Lupier El Terroir

    … 2009 Domaine Lupier El Terroir Garnacha Bodegas Domaine Lupier, San Martín de Unx Navarra, Spain At first glance this wine might appear to be French – Domine Lupier might imply that – but actually it’s Spanish, from the under appreciated region of Navarra. What’s more, although it doesn’t say so on the label it is from the cool and mountainous…

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  • Vina Speri, Rioja from La Guardia

    … While most people spend their vacations sitting on a beach, we take ours to wine country. This year brought us to the Basque country, Navarra and Rioja, some of the most incredible areas of Spain for food, wine and nature. We ate and drank our way through 12 days of travel, stopping at a few vineyards on the way. In the medieval town of La…

    Wine Indulgence- 3 readers -
  • Shut the Front Door: A Vinsane, Pay-it-Forward, Drinks 4X the Price Wine Recommendation

    … the Navarra region of Spain. One $5 bottle of wine was so screamingly good it defied the law of reason. And, then, I received a recommendation for Masia de Bielsa’s 2009 Garnacha, a Spanish wine from the Campo de Borja area in the Aragon region of Spain, southeast of Navarre and La Rioja. Adam Japko, a wino friend and author of Wine-Zag, and I did…

    Good Grape- 2 readers -
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