Viña Zorzal is located in the Southern part of the Navarra DO, very close to the border of Rioja. The larger parent house of Vinícola Corellana was founded by Antonio Sanz in 1989. The guiding principles here have always been sustainability and a return to historical grape varieties. With the coming of age of Antonios' three sons, Xabier, Iñaki and Mikel, the winery Viña Zorzal was born. Like so many father/son stories, the children have adopted the idea of the father and taken it further. The farming is now organic and the focus is on making higher quality, site specific wines that respect history but also look to a brighter future.
Viña Zorzal Navarra Tempranillo 2015
Viña Zorzal aspires to recapture the wines of their ancestors, and although Rioja dominates the conversation when it comes to Tempranillo, the variety belongs to the history of Navarra as well. Fresh fruit, medium body, balanced tannin and acid, this is simple in the very best way. Very fun to drink and very easy to finish the bottle.
Viña Zorzal Navarra Graciano 2014
A unique wine from a grape usually found supporting the much more well known Tempranillo. Graciano shares the same root with the Spanish word for graceful. It is known for bringing lift and elegance and interest to the table. Hibiscus, anise and other lifted spice qualities are prevelant, along with darker fruit nuances and fine tannins. A lot of wine for the money.
Viña Zorzal "Malayeto" Navarra Tinto 2013
This fresh and lively expression of garnacha roja from Viña Zorzal is a natural fit for just about any vinous occasion. Raspberry and blackcurrant notes are tempered by a nuance of black tea mineral. The finish presents a fine tannic structure, but with just enough grip that makes it a natural choice with chorizo based dishes, lamb or vegetarian tagines.
Viña Zorzal "Señora de las Alturas" Navarra Tinto 2012
Señora de las Alturas represents Viña Zorzal flagship garnacha. Deep, and more brooding than the Malayeto, it exhibits notes of dark cherry, pu-erh smoke and a touch of forest floor nuance. Outstanding with roasted meats or lentil based vegetarian dishes.