Interestingly, this organic white wine is a single varietal Grey Grenache (Garnacha Gris), produced from a local clone indigenous to the Navarra low mountain range. Known as Roya, it is currently in the process of being recovered for wine production.
The grapes come from a single, organically grown vineyard planted with 35-year-old vines at 650 metres of altitude.
Harvested by hand in late September, this wine was produced as a Blanc de Noirs, that is, avoiding any contact between the must and the skins. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for 2-3 weeks. Naturally cold stabilized during the winter season, Guerinda La Roya 2018 was gently filtered before its bottling.
Incidentally, this wine does not bear the DO Navarra label because the Roya grape is considered a red variety, and the DO regulatory board does not allow to produce white wines with it.
This organic white wine from Navarra has a bright, pale yellow colour. Guerinda La Roya shows some delicate golden tinges.
Elegant and characterful nose, with a prominent citrus note highlighted by aromas of aromatic herbs, forest floor, fennel and hay. This Grey Grenache also shows some mineral and floral overtones.
Crisp and linear, but not bone dry, Guerinda La Roya by Máximo Abete is rather intense and very elegant, with focus, freshness, and a rock-solid acidity. Ripe white fruit, remembrances of ginger, rosemary and lime, and some mineral hints. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Faultless and seductive, Guerinda La Roya 2018 is excellent without food, and also accompanying oriental cuisine and pasta dishes.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Vegitables sauces, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Dry and full bodied, Fresh and dry, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|