Tucked away in the mountainous north of Navarra, you’ll find tiny plots of old vines that have been passed down the family line for generations. But times are changing. These steep terraced vineyards have to be worked by hand and yields are extremely low. Hard work and expensive to maintain, many are simply being abandoned. Fortunately, winemaker Gonzalo Celayeta has stepped in to help. He’s rescued a collection of these once-forgotten vineyards and restored them to their former glory; the result is Unsi Terrazas Tinto.
Made from 100% Garnacha and aged for just six months in French oak
Winner of a gold medal at the Challenge International du Vin 2018
The Garnacha vines express their full potential when grown in the plots surrounded by thyme, rosemary, lavender and juniper. It’s these vines that grow the fruit which goes into Unsi Terrazas Tinto
Tasting note: Unsi Terrazas Tinto is deeply coloured with intense aromas of raspberries, strawberries and violets. It’s rich in flavour thanks to those old vines, with red berry fruit and hints of wild Mediterranean herbs that flourish alongside the vineyards.