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Unsi Terrazas Tinto 2016

Unsi Terrazas Tinto

2016
Navarre (Spain)

The Baja Montaña region in the east of Navarre, bordering with Aragon, is home to some of the best v...

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Details for Unsi Terrazas Tinto 2016

Type

Wine Red Young Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

The Baja Montaña region in the east of Navarre, bordering with Aragon, is home to some of the best vineyards in the Navarre appellation. Unfortunately, the challenges of working this hilly terrain led to farmers abandoning many vineyards in the past. Many plots had difficult access for machinery and only offered a low yield come harvest-time, off-putting factors at a time when mass production was becoming the order of the day. Unsi is a new project committed to changing this situation around by devoting production to quality rather than quantity. The name Unsi was the old name for the area surrounding the village of San Martín de Unx where the vineyards are located. For Unsi, the remote isolation of these lands and their natural low-yield productions are seen as opportunities instead of problems.

Old vines thrive on terraces at different altitudes and with a variety of soils such as slate-based soil, chalky-clay, and others, to offer us a wine with a unique personality. We could almost describe the Unsi Terrazas Tinto as a Navarrese Grenache from the New World — if such a wine were possible. It blends the best of fresh fruit from mountain vineyards in northern Spain with the warmth and pleasantness of its wood which gives it a certain New World touch. This wine exudes aromas of vanilla and strawberries, brambles and violets, alongside a hint of scrubland which evokes memories of the woodlands surrounding the vines. It is juicy, fresh, and full-bodied in the mouth; an exceptionally rounded wine with a sweet hint thanks, in part, to its time spent ageing in wood, and, in part, to the character of the Grenache.

Food pairing

Cured cheeses / Roast suckling pig / Grilled rabbit

Vineyard

  • Climate:Atlantic with mediterranean influence

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:6 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewViolet rim / Cherry red
  • Bouquet:Higly aromatic / Scrubland / Violets / Red berries
  • Mouth:Fresh / Fruit-forward / Pleasant finish

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting isn't required
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2021

Customer reviews

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by: GVA2020 (24 Jun) - Vintage 2016

Super calidad precio

Excelente Vino de navarra, precio muy asequible por una calidad superior

by: Jose de la Vega (10/07/2019) - Vintage 2016

Gran vino

Mi descubrimiento para este año 2019. Vino muy recomendable a un precio correcto. Llama la atención el diseño de la botella.

by: Antonio V. (26/06/2018) - Vintage 2015

Vino joven, pura frambuesa, sorprendente

Vino joven, con amplio gusto a frambuesa, que no te deja indiferente. Para mi ha sido realmente una agradable sorpresa. Sin duda, marca diferencia con los vinos tradicionales.