About This Wine
The decade of the 1960s was not kind to the Valley of Nekeas.
A crisis in the price of grapes led to a significant portion of the vineyards in that area of Navarra, Spain, being destroyed. Only a few plots of Grenache vines remained in “El Chaparral,” at the valley’s highest point.
Years later, when the vineyards were on the verge of disappearing forever, Bodegas Nekeas made its first red wine from the grapes of the remaining vines. It was called “El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa,” and conveyed the essence of the tradition of the land.
The year was 1997, and wine lovers embraced the wine immediately. Most have become loyal fans, and come back year after year to experience the delicacy, elegance and refinement that reflect Spain's northernmost Grenache grapes. The 2010 vintage is particularly expressive, and a tasty example of how far the Valley of Nekeas has come since its “near-death experience.”
Second most widely planted grape in the world. High in alcohol, with strawberry, raspberry, peppery fruit and herb flavors. Often used in blending.
- Grape Composition:100% Grenache
- Grape Source:Valley of Nekeas in Navarra, Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Flowers, Raspberry, Mulberry, Chocolate and Black Pepper
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels for 5-6 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionshepherd’s pie, or herbed meatballs.