Modern style Garnacha with clean rounded red fruits. Fermented in stainless steel and vinified without sulphur this is a very fruity expression of Garnacha with lifted aromatic and ripe strawberry fruit-and-pepper. Certified organic and no added sulphites red wine.
It is light in style, with a pronounced aromas of red fruit and spice. Mellow and also light flavours that linger but not overpower.
Food match: Charcuterie, grilled lamb or chilled with a tomato and watermelon salad
Location (village and region): Yerri Valley, D.O. Navarra
Grapes: 100% Garnacha Tinto
The estate is relatively new having been established in 1998 and 'Aroa' is a Basque word that means 'optimum' referring to the ideal time to make wine. Bodegas Aroa is a pioneer in the DO Navarra in organic and biodynamic farming. All the vineyards are organic and follow ancient methods, with only natural products used, allowing nature to do its work.
The soil is clayey - calcareous, fresh, being on the edge of the Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influence climate, sheltered from the Urbasa and Andía.
The dominance of the north wind, along the north-south orientation of the vineyard provides good aeration. To encourage it leaf thinning and pruning are carried out. In addition, they apply infusions of different plants such as horsetail, nettle and sage, which strengthen the plant against possible diseases.
Short maceration on skins
Malolactic fermentation in 12000 litre tank
Ambient ferment (processing tanks are located underground)
No sulphur added
Certified organic and suitable for vegans. No allergens used. Red wine with no added sulphites.