Navarra Blanco ‘El Caserío’ Garnacha Blanca, Gonzalo Celayeta Wines 2014
Gonzalo Celayeta Wines, San Martín de Unx, Navarra
In 2006 Gonzalo Celayeta started work as a winemaker at Bodegas San Martín, within the subarea of Baja Montaña in the DO Navarra. He trained at EVENA (Navarra’s Viticulture and Oenology Centre), and launched his own project in 2004. Focusing on Garnacha, his production is very low producing between 10,000 to 13,000 bottles, which include his white, rosé and red wines. Unusually, the ‘El Caserio’ is barrel fermented in Spanish chestnut wood. Navarra Blanco ‘El Caserío’ - the personal project of Gonzalo Celayeta. 100% Garnacha Blanca sourced from vines close to San Martín de Unx at an elevation of 450m planted in chalky/clay soils. Barrel fermented and aged for 3 months in oak barrels on the fine lees.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections, vivacious. The nose is a fine wine, not very intense but deep, elegant, with a predominance of white stone fruit (peach, apricot) an aniseed touch and a marked mineral background, thanks to the aeration in the glass. The palate is intense, fatty, with white fruit, lees, minerality and good acidity.
Grape: 100% Garnacha Blanca