Almara Seleccion Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon Navarra Spain
To some Navarra is where Pamplona’s Fiestas de San Fermin “Running of the Bulls” is held annually. However, Navarra’s first documented wineries date back to the 1st century. In the past the region has been overshadowed by its neighbour Rioja and had some presence with its Rose wines. But times are a changing, in recent years their wineries have been modernised and are now producing reds that have the world of wine taking note.
Bodegas Macaya is a typical example of this new found approach, the family have been growing vines on their lands for years and in 1999 bought the old village winery in Larraga in the Ribera Alta region of Navarre, the winery was upgraded and renovated and now combines new technology with traditional wine making methods.
Four months aging in American oak leaves you with aromas of dark berries, plum, basil and liquorice; very well-integrated tannins with a persistent finish.