Tandem Macula Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Navarra 2012


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Country - Spain

Region - Navarra

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Tandem

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of smoky, toasty hints lead to a vibrant palate of chocolate, cassis and balsamic notes. Truly expressive of the soils of the Yerri valley.

Awards
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2017

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An intense wine showing delightful roasted coffee and
black liquorice aromas complemented by deep earthy
and savoury notes on the palate.
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.
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 between 30 to 31°C. The cap
was plunged but no pumps were used during the process. The wine underwent a
malolactic fermentation in concrete vats where it was naturally fined. The wine was
then matured for 24 months in concrete vats and 18 months in French 300 litres oak
casks.
Tasting Note
Complex aromas of smoky, toasty hints lead to a vibrant palate of chocolate, cassis
and balsamic notes. Truly expressive of the soils of the Yerri valley.
Serving Suggestion
This rich red accompanies casseroles, roasted red meats and game.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

Awards
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Navarra

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Tandem Macula Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Navarra 2012

Country - Spain

Region - Navarra

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Tandem

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of smoky, toasty hints lead to a vibrant palate of chocolate, cassis and balsamic notes. Truly expressive of the soils of the Yerri valley.

Awards
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2017

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