Domaines Lupier
Remarkable Grenache from old vineyard plots high up in Navarra, Spain

Website:  www.domaineslupier.com

Elisa car and Enrique Basarte started progress on Domaines Lupier in 2006, with a goal to rescue old Garnacha (Grenache) vineyards in the north of the Navarra appellation. Their approach is non-intervention, looking for acidity and freshness, and they are going back to the past. They have managed their vineyards biodynamically since the beginning, and they now have 27 small plots, totalling 17 hectares in all. The vineyards are at an altitude of 400-750 metres, with limestone soils. These are superb, interesting wines.

THE WINES

Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2010 Navarra, Spain
This is from 90 year old vineyards (average) and shows lovely vivid black fruits, some berries and spice. Nice grippy structure: vivid and pure with nice focus. Really stylish. 92/100

Domaines Lupier El Terroir 2011 Navarra, Spain
Sweet, floral berry and cherry fruit nose. Sweet, rich and dense with lovely freshness and perfumed black cherry and raspberry fruit with some spiciness. Pure, intense and satisfying. 93/100

Domaines Lupier La Dama 2010 Navarra, Spain
Sweetly perfumed with a liqueur-like nose. Very inviting. Fresh, expressive, sweet berry and cherry fruit on the palate with nice structure. Has freshness and elegance, even though it is quite ripe. 93/100

Domaines Lupier La Dama 2011 Navarra, Spain
Fresh, pure blackberry and black cherry and blackcurrant fruit nose. Very pure and supple. Expressive, bright cherry fruit with some raspberry notes. Pure and expressive. 94/100

UK agent: FMV 

See also:

The wines of Rafael Palacios
The wines of Rafa Bernabe

Wines tasted 06/15  
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