Navarra's Vega del Castillo has only existed for 15 years, but they produce some of the most competitively priced wines in our Spanish range.
It came into being in 1999 when - in response to an increasingly difficult industry - several co-ops merged into one. Unlike some similar mergers, these co-ops have learned to work together in harmony in order to get the best out of their vines.
In fact, it is this diversity of producers that makes their wines so special: they have a wonderfully varied range of wine styles because their vineyards are scattered in several locations across the Navarra region.
They are based in Olité, a town that has had vines for an impressive nine centuries. This means many of their vineyards contain a number of precious old vines, giving extra depth of quality to the wines.
As a particularly thin-skinned grape, the health and yield of the vines are key to garnacha's quality. Garnacha makes up 40% of their vines - some of them are up to 80 years old - and even the vines used to produce the exceptional value garnacha we stock are over 50 years old. Vega del Castillo Garnacha also spends three months in American barrels to give it added complexity.