Sea of Dreams White 2020, Vina Zorzal, Navarra
The two parcels are fermented separately. The Viura is fermented in concrete egg, before spending time on its lees. The Garnacha Blanca is fermented in stainless steel before aging in a 500-litre neutral oak barrel. The wines are then blended
before bottling without fining or filtration.
Lying in the south of Navarra, Viña Zorzal is a project run by three brothers who inherited the estate from their parents. We’re excited about the great work they’ve been doing with Garnacha, recuperating old vineyards and focusing on high altitude, bush-vine fruit. Their signature is a bright and juicy Garnacha Joven, packed with red fruits and great freshness. They’re also making some impressive single vineyard wines from old vines which seriously over-deliver for the price. A project to watch.
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in Fitera, a small village that intersects both
the Iberian mountains and the Ebro valley. The Viura grapes come from
ungrafted bushvines, while the Garnacha Blanca is traditionally trellised. The soils
consist of limestone and clay. All vineyard work is by hand. Farming is practicing organic.