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Navajas Crianza
£11.99
Morello cherry red with violet highlights, and a good balance in aroma between the liveliness and fruitiness of tempranillo. Broad on the palate, with soft but well-structured tannins, rounded, long with a fine and pleasant finish.

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Bodegas Navaja.S.L is a family winery situated in the village of Navarrete, in the heart of Rioja.

Founded in 1918 as Bodegas Arjona, the Navajas family acquired a share in the business in 1978, and in 1983 they becomethe sole stockholders, changing its name to Bodegas Navajas.

The bodega is currently run by Antonio Navajas and his wife Rosa Maria Gandarias. Their son Roberto is responsible for production and quality control, and their daughter Mercedes is in charge of exports.

Antonio Navajas, the current managing-director, took over the family business and geared it exclusively towards bottled wine, which he promoted both mationally and internationally; a decision which has favoured a considerable growth in prestige in different markets.

Vineyards
Made from selected grapes grown on plots chosen as a result of years of analysing vineyards belonging both to the bodega and their suppliers. Hand-picked between the last week of spetember and the first fortnight of October.

Vinification
De-stemmed using the traditional method. Fermentation takes place naturally at controlled temperatures. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is clarified and filtered and put to rest in American and French barrels for a minimum of 12 months. It is the bottled and aged in the cellar until it reaches its correct balance.

Tasting Notes
Morello cherry red with violet highlights, and a good balance in aroma between the liveliness and fruitiness of tempranillo. Broad on the palate, with soft but well-structured tannins, rounded, long with a fine and pleasant finish.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Navajas Crianza
Country Spain
Region Rioja
ABV% 13.5%
Vintage 2013
Grape Variety 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo
Size 750ml
Dietary Information No
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