Tandem Macula Navarra Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

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Tandem Macula Navarra Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Country - Spain

Region - Navarra

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Tandem

Tasting notes - A very complex nose with delicate aromas of cloves, black pepper and pipe tobacco mingling with mountain minerality, scrubland, balsamic notes and rich, dark chocolate. A powerful yet elegant wine, this really showcases its terroir with a long, fresh and concentrated finish. 

Tandem Macula Navarra Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

An intense and complex wine showing delightful roasted
coffee, cranberry and chocolate flavours lifted by fresh
mountain herbs.
Producer Note
Tandem is the brainchild of José Maria Fraile and Alicia Eyaralar, two of the leading
lights in the Navarra winemaking scene. Committed to making the best wines in the
region with minimal intervention in the vineyards and winery, Tandem is cited by critics
as ‘cutting edge’ Navarra. The grapes are cultivated in the heart of the Yerri Valley,
which is recognised as the best area for quality wine in the region. Respect for nature is
an obsession - they follow the precepts of sustainable viticulture, while maintaining the
vineyard’s health and viability. In the winery, a minimum intervention approach is also
taken to ensure the grapes reflect their true character and terroir. In 2019, Tandem
were certified Vegan and accredited the internationally recognised ‘V label’ by the
European Vegetarian Union.
Vintage
Plenty of rain and snow fell during the winter of the 2014 vintage, resulting in sufficient
soil water reserves for the vines to cope with the warm, summer weather. June and July
were mild; August presented large diurnal temperature differences, with daytime
temperatures of over 30 °C and nightly temperatures of 14°C which allowed the slow
and even ripening of the fruit. The healthy grapes were beautifully ripe with good
natural acidity, and produced elegant, fresh wines.
Vineyard
Tandem's vineyard philosophy is based around sustainable farming and using minimal
intervention, while maintaining the vineyard’s health and viability. The natural conditions
of the valley ensure that pesticide treatments can be kept to a minimum and take the
form of sulphur and copper, avoiding products made from synthetic chemicals. The
vines are dry-farmed and undergo a green harvest, in order to obtain lower yields and
a key factor in achieving a greater concentration in the berries. The vines are trained
using the Guyot method and are grown in clay loam soils. Harvesting is carried out at
the moment of optimal ripeness and takes place during the coolest hours of the day,
so the grapes retain their freshness.
Winemaking
The two varieties were vinified separately. Fermentation took place at controlled
temperatures of between 30 to 31°C, lasting 30 days. The cap was plunged but no
pumps were used during the process. The wine was racked by gravity to underground
concrete vats where it underwent malolactic conversion and was naturally fined
through settling. The wine was matured for 18 months in French 300 litre oak casks.
Tasting Note
A very complex nose with delicate aromas of cloves, black pepper and pipe tobacco
layered with mountain minerality, scrubland, balsamic notes and rich, dark chocolate.
A powerful yet elegant wine, this really showcases the terroir with a long, fresh and
concentrated finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

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