Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Navarra Among the oldest Spanish wine DO, created in 1933. 11.400 hectares (28,417 acres), which is 1,2% of the total Spain´s vineyard surface."— Presentation transcript:
Among the oldest Spanish wine DO, created in 1933. 11.400 hectares (28,417 acres), which is 1,2% of the total Spain´s vineyard surface. 50 Millions liters produced/year (roughly 5.4 million cases). Average output of 40 Hl/Ha (roughly 3 tons per acre/ 6.5 tons per hectare). 2.500 growers and 100 wineries. D.O. Navarra -Main Facts-
From south of Pamplona to the Ebro valley (80 miles). Protected by different mountain ranges (Pyrenees, Iberica) and structured by Ebro and its tributaries. Different altitudes (750m-300mm). Benefiting from a triple climate influence: Atlantic (north), continental (center), Mediterranean (south). Varied type of soils: clay, limestone, sand and pebbles. Clearly divided into five distinct geographical areas D.O. Navarra -Wine district-
Our grapes 37% “Continental” grapes63% “Iberian” grapes 90% Red grapes and 10% white in total Chardonnay (5%) Sauvignon Blanc White Viura (2%) Moscatel de Grano Menudo (1%) White Cabernet Sauvignon (14%) Merlot (14%) Pinot Noir, Syrah Red Tempranillo (33%) Garnacha (24%) Graciano & Mazuelo Red
Our wines Dry white wines (10%) Oaked and unoaked Mainly Chardonnay Rosé wines (29,8%) Saignée Method only Garnacha Red wines (60%) Navarra´s blend Garnacha & varietals Sweet wines (0,2%) Traditional aged Late harvest
NAVARRA wine exports -2014- (37%) United Kingdom 23% Germany 20% China 18% Switzerland 13% Holland 13% USA 6% Belgium 4% France 3%
Garnacha was planted in Navarra at the beginning of XXth century (after phyloxera). Has been dominant till 30 years ago when other grapes were reintroduced (Tempranillo, Cabernet, Merlot). Represents 24% of total plantings and growing. Traditionnally used for “saignée” rosés and reds. Varied climate influence and soils produce different styles: North of the appellation; Rhone style, South of the appellation; Mediterranean style (Ebro valley). Common wines characteristics : good acidity levels (freshness), fragant (distinctive fruity aromas) and terroir driven. Red wines from indigenous grapes
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