NAHI

2017

From 5 parcels of 87-year-old, very low-yielding vines of 4 different varieties: Viura (49%), Malvasía (49%), Calagrana (1%) and Rojal (1%), all hand-harvested at the same time and co-fermented in a new French 500L barrel.  "Nahi" is a Basque word meaning "desire."

92 points
"...feels a little shy and has a smoky touch, with floral notes and some citrus aromas and flavors, and it only has a sweet-ish touch on the finish. It's mostly Viura but has other white grapes, such as Malvasía Riojana and other old varieties like Calagraño and Rojal. It comes from five small plots, and they only produce 600 bottles, so yields were extremely low. It takes some time to take off in the glass, but it finally develops beautiful aromatics, including some mineral/diesel-like tones, which might give us an idea of how slowly the wine is going to develop in bottle. The vineyards are in the process of being recovered, so the volume might increase in the following years. It was bottled in May 2018."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, June 2019
92 points
"This has such intense, fresh, lemon, pineapple and minerally, stony aromas with a ripe-melon and nectarine-flavored palate that holds very long, fresh and focused. Flinty kick to close. Drink now."
James Suckling,

SKU/Code: 
DB0173-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Viura
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic