Vina Zorzal Graciano 2013
Vina Zorzal Graciano 2013 | Bottle Price: $1414.99 | Case Price: $161.89
Navarra is located in northern Spain and is one of the most important wine-producing zones in the entire Iberian Peninsula. It lies immediately north of Rioja and due east of the Basque Country. Zorzal has been farming organically since 1998 – they tend the vines without the use of herbicides or pesticides, working the soils and treating them with organic compost.
This Graciano offers up aromas of stewed blackberry, black cherry, and a touch of cedar. In the mouth it’s full of ripe purple and black fruits – plum, mulberry, black raspberry and a swath of warm spice. Medium-bodied with a nice bright finish. There is a wonderful mix of rich depth and freshness – pair it with our Wild Mushroom and Barley Salad which has earthy richness from the mushrooms and freshness from lemon juice and fresh herbs. It makes a nice stand alone Vegetarian entree or a luscious side dish.
Graciano is often used in the neighboring Rioja region in a supporting role in red blends. Its delicate balance of red and black-fruit flavors and palate-reviving acidity is difficult to strike, meaning that it is seldom seen as a single varietal, and making this superbly priced example all the more impressive. The fruit, sourced from excellent 35-year-old vines, spends just four months in oak so as not to mask the fruit, but add a vibrant and exotic touch to its classic Spanish flavor.