Flor de San Martin Garnacha Blanca 2018

The remote village of San Martín de Unx in Spain’s Navarra may be way off the beaten track for some, but not for our Spanish expert, Beth Willard. It's where she stumbled across one of Spain’s priceless heirloom treasures – gnarled, old Garnacha blanca vines.

Carefully tended by Gonzalo Celayeta of Bodegas San Martín (est. 1914), these low-yielding plants struggle to survive in the harsh, high-altitude foothills of the Pyrenees. The terrain is so rugged and difficult to navigate, that each grape must be picked by hand; mechanical grape harvesters just won’t do. Combined with the extremely low rainfall and intense sunshine, the conditions translate to a painstakingly crafted wine that totally blew us away in the tasting room with its finesse and complexity.

Look forward to inviting aromas of white jasmine and honeysuckle blossom with green pear and apple notes and an intriguing minerality. The palate is medium-bodied and lush, balanced by a zippy, citrus-peel/green fruit intensity that had us all eagerly anticipating that next sip. This wine is made for gently spiced fish tacos or citrus-marinated white meats. And, because it’s still pretty rare to see Garnacha Blanca bottled solo, it’ll make for a fun conversation piece at your next meal with friends.

Country

Spain

Varietal

Garnacha Blanca

Region

Navarra

Alcohol

12.5

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2018