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Interpreting Wine Podcast

Oct 18, 2017

Show notes: (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. Bodega: Nekeas Location: Añorbe, Navarra Hosts: Virginia Irisarri (Responsible for Enotourism) and the President Francisco (Paco) San Martín Date visited: 29 September 2017