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Viña Zorzal Garnacha, Navarra 2020

Red Wine from Spain
4.130430000 star rating 23 Reviews
A generously fruited, warm-hearted garnacha made by a young winemaking team of three brothers. They’ve delivered a delicious Spanish red packed with red fruits, black pepper and no small amount of charm that proved itself a Wine Champion in 2022. It's the ideal match for a plate of cold cuts or even something a little spicier to blow away the Christmas cobwebs.
Price: £7.95 Bottle
Price: £47.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SP16981

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Grenache/Garnacha
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2023
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, diam

Viña Zorzal

Antonio Sanz founded this estate in April 1989, with the help of two of his friends and fellow wine lovers, and it has gone on to achieve great popularity, particularly for its work with the lesser-known graciano grape native to the Navarra region. It is now run by the second generation of the Sanz family, brothers Xabi and Iñaki, who oversee sales and winemaking respectively. The brothers have injected a new lease of life into the portfolio, and were both responsible for creating the highly successful Zorzal wine range.

The modern winery is in the village of Corella, in the Ribero Baja area of Navarra, the region which borders 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.

The Sanz family has 70 hectares of vines, some of which – including the graciano and garnacha used for the Zorzal range we buy – are over 35 years old. As well as graciano and garnacha, the estate grows tempranillo, mazuelo, merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

In the winery, the team works hard to preserve the natural fruity character of its wines. To that end, the wines are fermented in stainless-steel tanks and the garnacha remains completely unoaked, whereas the graciano spends just four months in French oak.

Lynn News

All the wines I've had from Vina Zorzal have been terrific - their Graciano nearly made this list … but for sheer drinking pleasure the Garnacha gets the nod. Packed with red berry and cherry fruit with...
All the wines I've had from Vina Zorzal have been terrific - their Graciano nearly made this list … but for sheer drinking pleasure the Garnacha gets the nod. Packed with red berry and cherry fruit with touches of black pepper and strawberry jam, it's warming, soft and rounded.
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Giles Luckett

Round & About

… likely to be one of my wines of the year (again).

Giles Luckett

The Times

Just what we all want on a hot summer’s day firing up the barbecue, an easy-swigging, unoaked, red plum-fruited Spanish red that takes happily to chilling. Viña Zorzal comes from Navarra, bang next door...
Just what we all want on a hot summer’s day firing up the barbecue, an easy-swigging, unoaked, red plum-fruited Spanish red that takes happily to chilling. Viña Zorzal comes from Navarra, bang next door to Rioja and often delivers better value than its big name, nextdoor neighbour.
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Jane MacQuitty

The Times

Just what we all want on a hot summer’s day firing up the barbecue, an easy-swigging, unoaked, red plum-fruited Spanish red that takes happily to chilling. Viña Zorzal comes from Navarra, bang next door...
Just what we all want on a hot summer’s day firing up the barbecue, an easy-swigging, unoaked, red plum-fruited Spanish red that takes happily to chilling. Viña Zorzal comes from Navarra, bang next door to Rioja and often delivers better value than its big name, nextdoor neighbour.
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Jane MacQuitty

Decanter

Winemaker Jorge Navascués is a rising star on the Spanish scene, and has come up trumps here with a cracking-value everyday-drinking red. No oak influence in this entry-level Garnacha - just plenty of...
Winemaker Jorge Navascués is a rising star on the Spanish scene, and has come up trumps here with a cracking-value everyday-drinking red. No oak influence in this entry-level Garnacha - just plenty of bright and juicy red berry fruit. Fresh, sapid and uncomplicated – very Beaujolais-esque. 89/100
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Amy Wislocki

The Sunday Times

Bargain of the week: Midsummer is a time for light, fruity, medium-bodied red wines and this is a fantastic Beaujolais lookalike from Spain. Packed full of red fruit it is just the ticket for sipping...
Bargain of the week: Midsummer is a time for light, fruity, medium-bodied red wines and this is a fantastic Beaujolais lookalike from Spain. Packed full of red fruit it is just the ticket for sipping outdoors. Chill it down and enjoy its red berry, easy-going charm.
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Will Lyons

The Daily Telegraph

A gloriously ebullient and fruitily fresh garnacha from north-eastern Spain, like a coulis of brambles and strawberries. A smooth and uplifting red that you could also serve chilled. Hugely popular …

Victoria Moore

The Times

… juicy, red plum-fruited … one of those unoaked, easy-swigging, inexpensive reds everyone will enjoy.

Jane MacQuitty

JancisRobinson.com

Transparent garnet. A bit raw on the nose. But very agreeable, clean, fresh and fruity with light tannins. Beaujolais build. 15.5/20

Jancis Robinson

wine-pages.com

Amongst the cheaper wines of this selection, 100% Garnacha or Grenache, made in stainless steel. Immediately juicy, easy and attractive on the nose, there's a little floral perfume to the ripe red...
Amongst the cheaper wines of this selection, 100% Garnacha or Grenache, made in stainless steel. Immediately juicy, easy and attractive on the nose, there's a little floral perfume to the ripe red berries. The palate has a creamy texture and almost chocolaty edge, the fruit a little darker than the nose suggested, with a ripe but biting axis of spice, tannin and acidity to freshen the finish. Excellent everyday house wine potential here. 87/100
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Tom Cannavan

The Guardian

Bright, juicy, gulpable red that would be perfect with grilled and roast veg. Spain’s answer to beaujolais.

Fiona Beckett

The Scotsman

Superb value garnacha from up-and-coming Zorzal bodegas in Navarra’s Corrella village. Andre Sanz with sons Xabier and Inaki set up in 2007 in Ribero Baja focusing on hunting out gnarled old garnacha...
Superb value garnacha from up-and-coming Zorzal bodegas in Navarra’s Corrella village. Andre Sanz with sons Xabier and Inaki set up in 2007 in Ribero Baja focusing on hunting out gnarled old garnacha vines. This young garnacha comes from old vines on alluvial gravel and clay at 380m altitude. Rich red berry fruit, soft rounded herby, balancing acidity - a fresh vibrant drinkable red with or without food.
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Rose Murray Brown

Lynn News

If you’re looking for an intense, old-style Spanish wine that packs a punch, then allow me to recommend {this]. Navarra lies next to Rioja and produces wines that are similarly styled, only much better...
If you’re looking for an intense, old-style Spanish wine that packs a punch, then allow me to recommend {this]. Navarra lies next to Rioja and produces wines that are similarly styled, only much better value. The Zorzal is a riot of crushed blackberries, damsons, cherries, and chocolate, with a lovely fresh raspberry finish.
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Giles Luckett

Liverpool Echo

A smashing price for a crunch of garnacha. It crackles with the freshness of cherry and raspberry and wooshes with acidity. The grapes grow on vines which are over 35 years old.

jane Clare

Sunday Express

Navarra is a region in Spain that borders a famous neighbour - Rioja. This is a fruit-driven, aromatic, fresh garnacha with lovely red berry fruit.

Jamie Goode

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