Bodegas Príncipe De Viana

Tinto Crianza Navarra – 2018

Region: Spain - Navarra

Bodegas Príncipe De Viana

Bodegas Príncipe de Viana was created in 1983 as a banner project of Caja Rural de Navarra, an agricultural lending institution founded to provide financial assistance for the sustainable development of Navarra’s important farming sector. Reflecting wine’s nobility among agricultural products, the project takes its name from an historic Navarran title of Spanish royal succession dating to 1423. 1200 acres of old vines are managed under contract throughout the region. In 2003, over one thousand additional acres of estate vineyards were established on a rolling chalky-stony plateau at the confluence of the Aragón and Ebro Rivers. The climate influence is an intermittent interplay of Atlantic, Mediterranean and Continental. Persistent “Cierzo” winds responsible for the adjacent Bardenas Desert Natural Park effectively minimize plant disease.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Select Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards in D.O. Navarra.

  • Altitude: 1000 – 1500 feet
  • Soils: varying limestone soils – sandy-loamy, silty-loamy, clayey-loamy, well draining
  • Sophisticated monitoring to ensure perfect ripeness
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested at night to preserve aromas
  • Prefermative maceration for 24 hours at 8º C
  • Fermentation for 18 days at 27º C in stainless steel tanks
  • Only free run juice used
  • Aged 12 months in 225 liter, 80% American, 20% French oak barrels
  • Aged 12 months in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red color. Aromas of cassis, ripe black cherries and figs with hints of vanilla, coconut, cocoa and cinnamon from the barrels. A balanced palate with supple fruit finish and plush tannins that last.

Wine Summary

40% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot; alcohol: 14%; vineyards in D.O. Navarra between 1000 – 1500 feet; varying limestone soils: sandy-loamy, silty-loamy and clayey-loamy with good drainage; harvested at night; prefermative cold soak for 24 hrs at 8º C; fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 27º C; only free run juice; aged 12 months in 225L, 80% American, 20% French oak; bottle aged 12 months; Vegan friendly.

Technical Information
  • 40% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Vegan Friendly

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION NAVARRA
APPELLATION D.O. NAVARRA
PROPRIETORS CAJA RURAL DE NAVARRA
FOUNDED 1983
WINEMAKER Pablo Pávez
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Sustainably farmed