(0:30) Introduction: Natural diversification by knowing the land and its grapes
(0:58) The region: Navarra, a Spain in miniature.
(1:40) The bodega: A secluded bodega with lots going on
(2:02) The 8 families of Añorbe
(2:48) Marketing: Staying close to the market
(3:20) Enotourism offering: An equally diverse visitor base to complement Pamplona tourism
(4:23) Marketing: The reason the bodega focuses on exporting
(5:30) Tasting notes: An approachable Chardonnay
(5:58) How the grapes are grown: Lab checks and in field knowledge
(6:35) Processing: Why the bodega relies upon long maceration
(7:47) Ageing: 1,000 sleeping barrels
(8:12) Question of the day: What do you think of Rioja’s dominance of the domestic Spanish wine market and what can other bodegas do to differentiate themselves?
Place (and other) names mentioned:
Bardenas Reales de Navarra (Navarran desert where Game of Thrones was filmed)
For more, visit:
To buy the wine:
In addition to Spain, Nekeas wines can be found in France, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, the United States, Canada, Peru, China, Japan, Taiwan.
Meet the bodega:
Bodegas Nekeas attends the Prowein fairs in Germany and China. In addition, they participate in events in the United States, Canada and Europe with the D.O Navarra.
Location: Añorbe, Navarra
Hosts: Virginia Irisarri (Responsible for Enotourism) and the President Francisco (Paco) San Martín
Date visited: 29 September 2017