|This project by Luis Moya Tortosa, in collaboration with Gonzalo Celayeta, was initiated in 2014. The vineyard located in San Martín de Unx (Navarra) is also cultivated according to strict organic farming standards. Luis oversees the management of the plots he now owns.
This is a unique garnatxa cuvée. Firstly, the old garnatxa vines (35-60 years old) grown in bush vines on poor clay-limestone soils at 600m altitude have a very low yield (20 hl/ha). They produce fruit with complex and intense aromas. Secondly, in addition to artisanal vinification like the Masusta cuvée, the elaboration in an old terracotta tinaja (amphora) of 4,500 liters for 10 months (on the lees) allows a very pure expression of the garnatxa.
The result is quite spectacular because the large volume of the tinaja means that the ratio between the contact surface and volume is very low, allowing you to keep a maximum of fruit flavors and reduce oxidation. In addition, the old tinaja is rather inert given the significant deposits of potassium bitartrate on the walls, a salt found naturally in wine. During its stay in the tinaja, the wine undergoes a slow malolactic conversion.
About 4,000 bottles produced for the first vintage in 2015. The larger cultivation area currently allows the production of 6,000 bottles.
Natural wine, light filtration.
free SO2: 15mg/L