Bodegas Aroa Laia, Garnacha Blanca 2017

Bodegas Aroa Laia, Garnacha Blanca 2017

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The Bodega is to be found at Zurukoain in the Basque region of Navarra of northern Spain and is run by Bittor Arbe and Kepa Larunbe. There are Seven vineyards - Burunziain, Ernobeleta, Aritzarotz, Magdalena, El Cerrao, San Lorenzo and Apalaz - totalling ​​20 hectares and each is treated organically. Grapes grown include Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Garnatxa white. The estate is relatively new having been established in 1998 and 'Aroa' is a Basque word that means 'optimum' referring to the ideal time to make wine. In addition to the winery there is also an award-winning restaurant on site that produces locally sourced food to compliment the estate's wines. This spicy, unoaked white is made from 100% Grenache white grapes and works very well with game dishes.

A pale-golden in colour. Floral nose of apples, almonds and honeysuckle. Full-bodied and spicy on the palate with notes of fennel, olives and dried fruit. The finish is lengthy and the tannins are well integrated. Remains on the palate for a considerable time. Altogether a sensational wine. Drink with roast pheasant with bacon and celery, braised wood pigeon with Bearnaise sauce or sea bass with herb stuffing.