‘Tres’ means ‘three’ in Spanish. This is a blend of grapes from three main vineyards hence the name.
The grapes for the Azul y Garanza, Tres Tinto come primarily from an old vineyard area/ village called ‘San Isidro del Pinar.’ It is a low-yielding bunch of vineyards located in the influence area of the Bardenas Reales desert, the biggest desert in Europe. The very poor and arid clay- calcareous soil, the dry weather and the big contrast of temperature between the day and the night provide the grapes with high concentration and a perfect balance. The grapes were destemmed and fermented in large concrete vats. Maceration was for 15 days with the occasional pump over to keep the skins wet. After pressing the wine is transferred back to concrete where it ages for about 9 months prior to bottling. Small sulphite addition at bottling, lightly filtered.
Azul y Garanza makes wine from a total of 40 hectares of vineyards scattered on various parcels located next to the desert area and the nature reserve Bardenas Reales in Navarra, in northern Spain. With the extreme natural conditions that this desert area has, unique to Navarra, Dani Sanches Nogue, Maria Barrena and Fernando Barrena make certified organic wine of high class – without the use of chemical agents either in vineyards or basements. Maria and Dani in particular, with their great experiences from both Spain, France, Australia, Argentina and South Africa, have finally found their course and philosophy of how they want their wines to be; True to its origin. It should also be mentioned that Dani makes wine in Montsant and Maria in Catalonia too. The Navarra district stretches across the southern half of the Navarre region. The vineyards are located at the foot of the Pyrenees, down towards the Eros valley. Navarra was previously best known for its rosé wines, but in recent years it has also produced red and white quality wines. The climate is continental with hot, dry summers and cold winters.