The Wines of Navarra, Spain

Wine Types
5 Things to Know about Spanish Navarra wines, reds, whites, and rosés…
Episode #19 of the Talking Wine with Julien series (TWWJ).

1- A wine region overshadowed by its famous neighbor Rioja
2- The grapes & wine styles of Navarra wines
3- Terroir, Climate
4- History in Brief: 14th Century, Pilgrimage Route to Compostela
5- Top Wineries
Domaine Lupier
Bodgea Inurrieta
Bodegas Ochoa
Bodegas Julián Chivite
Bodegas y Viñedos Artazu
Casillo Monjardin

Area under vine: 11,500ha
Grapes planted:
Reds: 91%: Tempranillo 34%, Garnacha 23%, Cabernet Sauvignon 16%, Merlot 14%, Graciano & Mazuelo less than 2%, Syrah & Pinot Noir less than 1%
Whites: 9%: Chardonnay 5%, Viura 2%, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasia & Sauvignon Blanc less than 2%
Sub regions: Tierra Estella, Valdizarbe, Baja Montaña, Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja
Soils: The Tierra Estella hills have a high limestone content and can be extremely rocky; more chalkbased soils in Valdizarbe. Through Ribera Alta and into Ribera Baja, soils get poorer and sandier
Annual production: 60m litres of wine; 70% red, 5% white and 25% rosé

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