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Tandem Ars Nova Navarra 2013
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £75.28
Country - Spain
Region - Navarra
Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Tempranillo 40%, Merlot 20%
Alcohol by volume - 14.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Tandem
Tasting notes - An elegant wine overflowing with dark fruit flavours and hints of wild scrubland herbs. Delightful, long, enveloping and complex on the palate. This is a powerful expression of its terroir.
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An warmly flavoured wine overflowing with dark fruit
flavours, dark chocolate and hints of scrubland herbs.
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.
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.
The fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 30°C, during which time a
slow extraction took place with pigeage 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. Malolactic fermentation occurred
and natural clarification took place by decanting into concrete vats. The wine was
not cold stabilised or fined. It then spent a minimum of 24 months in concrete vats,
followed by nine months ageing in new French 300 litre oak barrels.
An elegant wine overflowing with dark fruit flavours and hints of wild scrubland herbs.
Delightful, long, enveloping and complex on the palate. This is a powerful expression
of its terroir.
This complex red accompanies richly flavoured dishes well, such as slow-cooked
casseroles, roasted red meat and game.
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Tempranillo 40%, Merlot 20%
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- 6 Bottles
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