Tandem Ars Nova Navarra Cabernet Tempranillo Merlot 2015

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Tandem Ars Nova Navarra Cabernet Tempranillo Merlot 2015

Country - Spain

Region - Navarra

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Tempranillo 40%, Merlot 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Tandem

Tasting notes - An elegant wine overflowing with ripe fruit flavours complemented by delicate balsamic and spicy notes. Layered with complexity, this is a powerful expression of its mountainous terroir. 

Tandem Ars Nova Navarra Cabernet Tempranillo Merlot 2015

A warmly flavoured wine overflowing with dark fruit
flavours, mocha and spicy vanilla.
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
2015 was an exceptional vintage. Snow and rain in the winter built good soil water
reserves, which was followed by a very healthy growing season. Average daily
temperatures in August were 25°C with 18°C at night; the contrast between the diurnal
temperature differences in September widened further, allowing a very slow ripening
cycle with a beautiful natural acidity in the grapes. This resulted in elegant, fruity wines
with great freshness and finesse; and wonderful ageing potential.
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
Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 28°C, during which a slow
extraction took place with cap submersions to achieve the desired levels of colour,
flavour and fine tannins. Pumps were not used during the fermentation process, instead
racking was by gravity into concrete vats. The wine went through malolactic conversion
and natural clarification took place by decanting into concrete vats. It was not cold
stabilised or fined. The wine then spent a minimum of 24 months in concrete vats,
followed by nine months ageing in French 300 litre oak barrels.
Tasting Note
An elegant wine overflowing with ripe fruit flavours complemented by delicate balsamic
and spicy notes. Layered with complexity, this is a powerful expression of its
mountainous terroir.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Tempranillo 40%, Merlot 20%

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