Lying in the south of Navarra, Viña Zorzal is a project run by three brothers who inherited the estate from their parents, recuperating old vineyards and focusing on high altitude, bush-vine fruit. A project to watch and their wines to drink.
Region: Navarra, Spain
Tasting notes/pairing options: Fresh aromas of citrus and stoner fruits with soft mineral notes. In the mouth it is dry with a medium body and ripe peach and apricot flavours. Perfectly suited as an aperitif or served with fresh pasta, lemon, herbs and poultry.
Practice low intervention, environmentally-friendly viticulture
The vineyard/the winemaking:
The vineyards where this Chardonnay is grown are located in the fresher highaltitude plots in the Fitero area in the heart of Navarra's Ribera Baja region. The climate is continental with hot summers and cold winters, and temperatures show a high diurnal range. The vines grow on rocky and stony soils with variegated clays and limestone. Grapes are harvested by hand, they are picked early to preserve acidity and therefore freshness in the wines. Fermentation, with natural yeasts is in stainless steel at a maximum of 15˚C. After fermentation the wine settles and bottles without fining or filtration and using only minimal amounts of sulphur.