Tandem 'Ars Nova' Navarra, Tempranillo Cabernet Merlot is a full-bodied red blend displaying a deep ruby red hue and a violet rim. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits, along with balsamic nuances, make for a complex and fresh bouquet. On the palate, notes of bramble, blueberry, liquorice, forest floor, thyme and mint join together in a delightful, long and enveloping flavour experience. Its strong expression of terroir makes it an extraordinary cooler climate wine.
|Grape||40% Tempranillo, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, Red Blend|
|Style||Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Black Fruits, Spice, Herbaceous, Complex, Food Friendly|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable|
About the Producer
Tandem is the brainchild of José Maria Fraile and Alicia Eyaralar, two of the leading lights in the Navarra winemaking scene. Committed to making the best wines in the region with minimal intervention in the vineyards and winery, Tandem is cited by critics as ‘cutting edge’ Navarra. The grapes are cultivated in the heart of the Yerri Valley, which is recognised as the best area for quality wine in the region. Respect for nature is an obsession - they follow the precepts of sustainable viticulture, while maintaining the vineyard’s health and viability. In the winery, a minimum intervention approach is also taken to ensure the grapes reflect their true character and terroir. In 2019, Tandem were certified Vegan and accredited the internationally recognised ‘V label’ by the European Vegetarian Union.
Vineyard and Winery
Tandem's vineyard philosophy is based around sustainable farming and using minimal intervention, while maintaining the vineyard’s health and viability. The natural conditions of the valley ensure that pesticide treatments can be kept to a minimum and take the form of sulphur and copper, avoiding products made from synthetic chemicals. The vines are dry-farmed and undergo a green harvest, in order to obtain lower yields and a key factor in achieving a greater concentration in the berries. The vines are trained using the Guyot method and are grown in clay loam soils. Harvesting is carried out at the moment of optimal ripeness and takes place during the coolest hours of the day, so the grapes retain their freshness.
An elegant wine overflowing with ripe fruit flavours complemented by delicate mocha and spicy notes. Layered with complexity, this is a powerful expression of its mountainous terroir.
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