Vinicola Corellana, 'Donkeyjote' Garnacha 2018

Vinicola Corellana, 'Donkeyjote' Garnacha 2018

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Antonio Sanz founded the estate in 1989 in the Basque country of Northern Spain, although the business is now run by the second generation of the Sanz family, brothers Xabi and Iñaki. The brothers have injected a new lease of life into the portfolio including a new modern winery situated in the village of Corella, in the Ribero Baja area of Navarra bordering Rioja. It is a fertile area known for its wine, fruit and farming, with a Mediterranean climate and sun-drenched slopes bordering the river Ebro, making for excellent grape growing conditions. There are 70 hectares of vines and as well as Garnacha, the estate also grows Tempranillo, Mazuelo and the native Graciano. In the winery, the team works hard to preserve the natural fruity character of its wines. This 100% Garnacha is fermented in stainless-steel tanks and is completely unoaked, 'Donkeyjote' means 'donkey jacket' in the local Navarran dialect and refers to a coat traditionally worn by grape pickers due to the very cold and late harvest conditions in this part of Navarra.

 

A clear garnet-red in the glass. Aromas of fresh red cherries, plums and green tea. On the palate, concentrated red and black fruit flavours with a smooth texture and dry tannins. The finish is short and refreshing making this an extremely quaffable red. Drink with ribe-eye steak (chuleta) with a green salad, hake in parsley sauce with clams or slow cooked red Tolosa bean stew with peppers and black pudding.