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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 2008
Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 2008
(search item no. 106673)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Decanter rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a wine made from old vines between 60 to more than 100 years old from 40 parcels on the hills that surround the town of AƱorbe and are full of Chaparro trees (a type of Spanish oak tree). Total surface is 40.8 acres. The vineyards are oriented to the south-southeast. They are trained in the vaso system and yield 1.25 t /acre. The purpose of this project is to recover vines and small plots that were abandoned by the old winegrowers because of their low yields. They are also the closest Garnacha vineyards in Spain to the Atlantic Ocean.

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About Vega Sindoa:

Although the Valley of Valdizarbe has always been considered one of the best areas of production in Navarra and viticulture there is centuries-old, it almost disappeared due to the depressed prices of grapes and extreme weather conditions. This winery is one of the first to bring the vineyards back to the valley by the hands of an energetic winemaker, Concha Vecino, and an innovative vineyard manager, Jose Manuel Urricelqui.