D.O. year of foundation:
Number of wineries (2017):
Total surface area:
11 ha / 27 ac
Maximum production allowed:
8 kg/ha / 7 lb/ac
Altitude of the vineyards:
Min: 250m Max: 560m
Min: 820ft Max: 1.837ft
Min: -4º Max: 34º
Min: 25°F Max: 93°F
Yearly hours of sun:
475 l/m2 / 5.113 l/ft2
LOCATION AND HISTORY
Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja, Valdizarbe, Baja Montaña and Tierra Estella; the DO Navarra covers up to five distinct areas of vineyards around Cuenca del Ebro. The origin of these such prolific crops can be found in the first monasteries which were set up on the Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) whose travellers also imported new techniques. There was such development that in the 10th century it was prohibited to plant more vines in order to set aside some countryside for the production of cereals. The fact that the phylloxera plague had developed so late on, also increased its prestige.
As the DO Navarra covers so many areas, there are very diverse soils: foothills, riverbanks, plateaus and plains. Whilst in the Baja Montaña the soils are reddish or yellowish, often gritty, in Valdizarbe and Tierra Estella the brown-grey limestone soils take prevalence. In Ribera Alta there is plenty of marl limestone of Eocene and Miocene origin, apart from the alluvials of the river basin, where there are reddish and sandy soils. Finally, in Ribera Baja, the sediments come from Miocene, with formations belonging to the Triassic period and from the current day.
Navarre has an exceptional location, practically unique in the Peninsula, which has to do with the convergence of the Atlantic climates, continental and Mediterranean. This means that the contrast can be very strong. Although the temperatures reach 28ºC in summer, they also drop to -2ºC in winter, but these extremes work in favour of the taste of the grapes.
TYPE OF GRAPE
The rosé is the most popular wine in Navarre and the ‘rosado de sangrado’ (devatting) is a production system, usually from the Garnacha grape, although small quantities are also made from the varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. The Navarrese wines are an example of how the sector has progressed in recent times, as it has gone from producing exclusively rosé wines, to creating red and whites as well, which are made from Garnacha Blanca, Chardonnay, Malvasia, and Sauvignon Blanc.
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More than 4 Wineries and Vineyards for sale in DO Navarra
Winery with vineyard and a 19th century palace in DO Navarra.
19th century palace with romantic gardens and a winery with its own Denomination of Origin. Located in a unique spot in the north of Spain.
Winery with vineyards and historical house in DO Navarra.
Wonderful vineyard for sale in a priceless setting the north of Spain, complete with a historic house, romantic gardens and forests dating back to the 19th Century.
D.O Navarra winery located in the urban centre.
100-year-old winery for producing well-established brands of dry and sweet white wines, for sale.