Vineyard: The appellation of Navarra is located in the northeast of Spain and lies in between Rioja and the French border. The region is quite large and spans from the areas close to the Atlantic, where it is very cool, to the south, where it is more continental in climate. Lurra is all Garnacha from this southern section of Navarra very close to Rioja Baja at a warmer more continental climate. The average age of the vines is 22 years old.
Orientation: 1,300 feet altitude on average
Soil: Chalk and clay
Viticulture: hand harvested
Vinification: Simple and straightforward fermentation in stainless steel tanks and bottled without any aging in oak.
Aging: no oak aging
Notes: Lurra or "terroir" in Basque comes from the appellation of Navarra in the heart of the Basque Country and sheep country - hence the label! The garnacha sees no oak aging and is simply fermented in stainless steel so that it is a pure expression of its terroir. The wine is fresh and lively with a great concentration of blackberries and ripe plums along with some subltle earth and spice characteristics.