Chivite La Zorrera
In 2014, we began the search to identify our vineyard plots with the most personality. From this experimentation came our surprising La Zorrera wine, a long-lived, complex, full-bodied, yet surprisingly fresh, Garnacha.
La Zorrera is a 6.65-hectare plot of Garnacha Tinta planted in a narrow 1.8 m x 0.9 m scheme, in 2000. The plot is situated on a southwest-facing hillside, where gradients are as high as 22%, at an altitude of between 487-550 m.
La Zorrera has clay-limestone soil with excellent organic matter, which ensures that the vine is not over-vigorous. This, in turn, leads to small grape berries and well-balanced vegetation able to preserve the vine’s water supply over the summer months. This clay-limestone character will result in wines with fine, elegant aromas and big, smooth tannins.
Moreover, due to the Atlantic-continental climate, the Garnacha ripens late and is able to reach full maturity which is conducive to the crafting of Garnacha wines with a fine expression and excellent acidity.
This wine is produced to the highest standards of quality: hand-harvesting, careful sorting, gentle pressing and long ageing in oak barrels.
The result is a fine wine destined for long ageing.