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Viña Zorzal Graciano, Navarra 2011

Viña Zorzal Graciano, Navarra 2011

A juicy, bracing red with red-fruit flavours and lots of character, made by an exciting and talented new generation of an excellent family-owned operation.

Graciano is often used in the neighbouring Rioja region in a supporting role in red blends. Its delicate balance of red and black-fruit flavours 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 flavour.

Suggested Food Match

Steak and Kidney Pie; Chicken Tagine; Stews and Casseroles; other suggestions...

In Stock
Case of 6
Product Code
Product Type
Red Wine
Medium Bodied
Oak Influence
Light oak flavour
Drink Dates
Now to 2015
Alcohol Level
Closure Type
Cork, Natural
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Decanter 8th Jan 2014

"Violet, liquorice and white truffle aromas flow through to a full-bodied palate of dense blackcurrant and black pepper. Good acidity with tannic grip. - Panel Tasting Navarra Reds"

The Independent 14th Dec 2013

"I've watched this Spanish glugger go down a treat with consumers at the Wine Gang Christmas fairs. The herby aromas and moreish plum and mulberry fruit of the peppery graciano grape of Rioja meet a vivid damson-fresh finish. - Anthony Rose"

House & Garden 1st Nov 2013

" "Graciano is a minority player in Rioja, but it's winning friends and starting to be bottled as a standalone variety in Rioja and Navarra. Almost inevitably it's appearing in vineyards in California and Australia. Deep coloured, medium bodied, perfumed and spicy with a finishing freshness. - Joanna Simon  "