|A project to rehabilitate centenary vines of Garnacha near Tirapu, a town belonging to the Valdizarbe sub-zone within the DO Navarra.
The plot exposed to strong winds is located on a steep hillside in the region of Yesal, which gives the wine its name: “where we find gypsum”. The soil is relatively unique in the region: very white, rich in magnesium and limestone. It is a poor and arid soil which retains moisture and stays relatively cool.
It is a plot with a wonderful East orientation, but it requires a lot of work because it is cultivated without herbicides and without tilling the soil, while weed control is done with a brush cutter. Only sulfur and copper treatments allow phytosanitary control. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Manual harvest in 16 kg crates. Approximate yield of 2500 kg.
Vinified without additives, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and bacteria, a pure wine without makeup as is the trademark of Luis Moya.
Aging: 7 months aging in used Navarre and French oak barrels. Not clarified. Unfiltered. Minimum dose of sulfur when bottling to allow the wine to be preserved. Bottled, labeled and sealed by hand.
Around 1,500 bottles produced for the 2018 vintage bottled in January 2020.